Linksys Range/Connectivity Issue - Routers

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  1. Linksys Range/Connectivity Issue

    Hello All,

    I'm posting this via my dial-up back-up link because Linksys Wireless G
    connection won't reliably connect at the moment.

    I'm using a Linksys WRT54GS connected to a Brighthouse cable box. It is
    at the other end of my house. (about 70ft) I have a Linksys USB adapter
    hanging on a USB cable off the bookcase above my computer. Originally I
    had little to no signal/connection so purchased a Range Expander to put
    in the living room about midway between this computer and the computer
    in the back bedroom (where the access point is). This got me connected.

    Connection has always been spotty. Lately it has gotten even worse. Is
    this router just not right for this set-up? Should it be able to
    connect through house walls for this distance? Do I need to scrap this
    equipment and replace it with wireless N?

    My daughter (at the access point) is plugged directly into the Linksys
    via cable and says she experiences frequent "drop outs" too. Is this
    normal on cable modems?

  2. Re: Linksys Range/Connectivity Issue

    On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:33:07 -0500, Bill Hart
    wrote:

    >Hello All,
    >
    >I'm posting this via my dial-up back-up link because Linksys Wireless G
    >connection won't reliably connect at the moment.
    >
    >I'm using a Linksys WRT54GS connected to a Brighthouse cable box. It is
    >at the other end of my house. (about 70ft) I have a Linksys USB adapter
    >hanging on a USB cable off the bookcase above my computer. Originally I
    >had little to no signal/connection so purchased a Range Expander to put
    >in the living room about midway between this computer and the computer
    >in the back bedroom (where the access point is). This got me connected.
    >
    >Connection has always been spotty. Lately it has gotten even worse. Is
    >this router just not right for this set-up? Should it be able to
    >connect through house walls for this distance? Do I need to scrap this
    >equipment and replace it with wireless N?
    >
    >My daughter (at the access point) is plugged directly into the Linksys
    >via cable and says she experiences frequent "drop outs" too. Is this
    >normal on cable modems?


    Wireless 'n' should fix your problem, that said you may be able to get
    another access point and set them up in bridge mode, similar to what
    you have with the range extender, and get more distance from your 'g'
    router. You should get the same brand access point as you have now for
    it to work.
    You could also try switching to a different channel, neighbors could
    be interfering now where as in the past they did not.

  3. Re: Linksys Range/Connectivity Issue

    f/fgeorge wrote:
    > On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:33:07 -0500, Bill Hart
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Hello All,
    >>
    >> I'm posting this via my dial-up back-up link because Linksys Wireless G
    >> connection won't reliably connect at the moment.


    > You could also try switching to a different channel, neighbors could
    > be interfering now where as in the past they did not.


    I second that. Do a survey around your home to see what channels are
    being used by neighbors. If your area is anything like mine, you'll
    find multiple signals within range all trying to use the same default
    channel setting.

    I am the only person in my neighborhood using the channel that I am on
    and the range and performance of my WRT is outstanding.


    (*>

  4. Re: Linksys Range/Connectivity Issue

    In article <13mdhorhdpbn83@corp.supernews.com>, Hawk wrote:
    >f/fgeorge wrote:
    >> On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:33:07 -0500, Bill Hart
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hello All,
    >>>
    >>> I'm posting this via my dial-up back-up link because Linksys Wireless G
    >>> connection won't reliably connect at the moment.

    >
    >> You could also try switching to a different channel, neighbors could
    >> be interfering now where as in the past they did not.

    >
    >I second that. Do a survey around your home to see what channels are
    >being used by neighbors. If your area is anything like mine, you'll
    >find multiple signals within range all trying to use the same default
    >channel setting.
    >
    >I am the only person in my neighborhood using the channel that I am on
    >and the range and performance of my WRT is outstanding.
    >
    >
    >(*>

    Do you have a Xbox360 in the house?

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