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Windows 7: Wifi problem

2 Weeks Ago   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Wifi problem

I don't think I have asked already but I have shifted my main laptop to my living room and am having problems getting a signal. Now the problem is that the room is made of 10 inch thick solid brick walls and just one door into it from the modem direction.
I have also tried an extender but still have a very intermittent reception on 2.4Ghz with or without the extender.

But I can rig a second modem in my computer room which I have ordered a 2.4/5Ghz model and it would be very easy to run the old modem through from where the ADSL cable/line comes in to the old modem (placing it in the same room as the laptop) making it hopefully better for the laptop to pick up the signal.

Now does anyone know if I a going to run into difficulties doing that eg the modems conflicting? or is the new modem going to be the only thing to use?


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

As long as you set the SSID to different names and set the working Channel far enough apart ( 1 and 13/14 ) you should have no issues
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Nigel hopefully it won't come to that but so I shall give it a go.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Callender

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

You might want to research "Powerline Network Adapters" aka "HomePlug"

You buy the kit which consists of a couple of adapters. You connect your router to one adapter via ethernet cable then plug in the other adapter in the room where you need the signal. Then you connect your device to the adapter via another ethernet cable. The signal travels via mains cable (the electrical wiring in your house) from the main adapter connected to your router to any other adapters that you've plugged into wall sockets.

My mother has this system as her router is too far away from other rooms in her house.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Callender mate I have already tried doing that but only with the one adaptor - shall have to get another to plug into the room where the machine is then.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
Callender

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

Sounds like you are using a wifi extender to boost the signal but that's not the same thing.

Here's an example of the homeplug (or powerline adapter) system.

XWNB5201 | Powerline | Networking | Home | NETGEAR
One unit plugs into the mains and your router. The other unit just plugs in anywhere in the room where you need a signal and you connect that unit to your device. The signal travels via electrical mains cable (the wiring in your house)

Some of the units can also output a wifi signal direct from the unit in the room where it is located so no need of an ethernet cable for wireless devices.
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

This should solve all your problems AV500 Powerline Wi-Fi Kit - TP-Link
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1 Week Ago   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I like Callender and PooMan UK idea.

I don't know why more people don't use them if needed.
I don't need such a things so I haven't ever tried them.

Such things have been on the market for years.
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1 Week Ago   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

That is really strange because I was just looking at that site from Callender and it stuck me that I am only using one extender so am thinking of getting a second one to compliment the Edimax one I have tried hooking up in both the room I have the machine and my computer room. I shall probably get this Netgear EX3700 AC750 WiFi Range Extender EX3700-100AUS | shopping express online as it has small aerials too. I am thinking the one with aerials mightbe better in the room where my machine is unless soemone reckons otherwise.
Now I also will think about doing what Pooman has sent too if this doesn't work.
For illustrating my scheme in my simple pic is the set up I have at my place - not to scale and some text I tried to get in the snip but it was too big

To go with pic
The black diamond is the ADSL line in, the red cross is my modem router, the small yellow circle is the machine I am trying to hook up via wifi.
The top area is the main building thick wooden walls and the very bottom area is constructed of 10 inch thick brick. The area between was an open space before it was modified by covering in and making into a bathroom one side and a kitchen the other side where the ADSL line comes in
The double [ ] symbols are doorways the top one into my computer room the next one opens downwards and towards a doorway into the lower part of the house - the next the doorway into the solid brick building.
The drawing is not to scale and the distance from the modem router to the machine in the brick building is around 10 metres


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1 Week Ago   #10
chitownbob

windows 7 64bit
 
 

You don't need another "modem". You need a WAP or wireless access point. Sometimes its cheapest to buy a router and configure it as an access point, which means dhcp assigned by originating router. The trick is that WAP has to wired to router.
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