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Windows 7: WiFi interference. Solution?


02 Apr 2014   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
WiFi interference. Solution?

OK so there's a problem with the WiFi in the house basically it runs fine until a certain point in the house it basically drops 1-2 bars immediately after moving beyond 2 rooms. So I assume there's a lot of interference in that area. So I thought getting power line would solve the issue just run it through the wiring and direct connect to whatever PC needs it beyond that point. Turns out that same place where the WiFi drops also doesn't allow the power line connection to continue. I assume the power stops there because it has to pass by this room in order to get to the pc and that room that it has to pass by has no working outlets so I guess there's no power there so power line can't work. So now looking into buying a dual band router to hopefully solve this problem but I'm not 100% sure. Is buying a better router a better idea? Mind my horrible diagram (if it even uploaded)

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02 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Try changing the location of the router even if it's just a few feet. There's a number of things that can interfere with the signal. A near by PC, a UPS, wiring in the walls, heat/AC ducts, pipes, furniture TVs and brick walls can all block or disperse a signal. Since you don't specify what router you have now, it's hard to say if a "better router" will make much difference. Better than what?

If you have a room without working plugs, there's a problem somewhere. Perhaps a fuse/breaker is tripped. Are you remodeling your house or something? An entire room without power wouldn't in itself cause interference but there may be more than one room on the same circuit back to the main electrical panel. This would cause you to loose power from a room and any circuits beyond or in front of it. The power line routers need electric to work.
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02 Apr 2014   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The current router is an action tech v1000h and moving the modem is impossible the way the telus set it up
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02 Apr 2014   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I found a owners manual for your router
http://www.actiontec.com/products/ma...nual%20NCS.pdf

Under the section "Radio Setup" there is an option to change the power output level maybe your power level is set below 100%. Hopefully your ISP has not removed this option
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02 Apr 2014   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Wireless power level is already at 100%
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03 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToxicXGL View Post
The current router is an action tech v1000h and moving the modem is impossible the way the telus set it up
Can you be more specific?

I can't see how or where it's set up. What about the items detailed in the previous post?
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03 Apr 2014   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I would get another wireless router and hook it up to the v1000h with cat 5 cable and set that as an access point and move that one around your house


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03 Apr 2014   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok so this a really simplified diagram there are walls in the way and whatnot but basically there is only 1 telephone port that provides internet access on this floor. that telephone cable and the router are basically side by side and i doubt telus would be willing to give us another one for free. and even if we were able to move the router my main PC dosent support wireless so there would be a problem running ethernet to it

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03 Apr 2014   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
I would get another wireless router and hook it up to the v1000h with cat 5 cable and set that as an access point and move that one around your house
Not to sure if we can get that much cat 5, and running it through the walls is probably not going to happen just because of the cost my dad isnt to happy with that kind of stuff.
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03 Apr 2014   #10

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Be sure the router is not sitting on any metal surface such as a file cabinet or metal desk and that there is no metal within a 2-3 of feet of the router. When I said try moving the router, a couple of feet one way or another can make a difference. Even moving the router higher a foot or two can help. I can't imagine any Telco installing a 12" cable or what ever it is. Is the Telco terminus a wall socket or just a wire through an outside wall?

I don't see any pictures so I'm done here.
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