on 05-07-2010 09:26
Can anyone help me with this problem please.
When I first turn on or log in to my laptop, the wireless signal strength is 'Poor'. But if I go to the Routerlogin webpage and change the Channel, the signal strength goes up to 'Excellent'. but only for that particular session on the laptop. If I log out or shut down, the strength goes back down to 'Poor' again. I have to go back to the Routerlogin page again to change the channel to get the signal back up to 'Excellent'. This happens every time I start up or log in. (Netgear-N 300 Router)
How can I get the signal strength to stay at 'Excellent'?.
on 06-07-2010 22:03
Can you see any other wireless signals in your immediate area?-it sounds like you have a neighbour on the same channel, maybe causing interference?
InSSIDer http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider is an app you can download to scan your local area-this will help in choosing a better channel (1-13 usually available)
on 07-07-2010 09:46
I can see three or four other wireless signals in my area, some of them have stronger signals than my own!.
I'll download that app. and try it.
on 07-07-2010 09:56
You should have channels 1-13 available to you-these are the non-overlapping one-so if your on 1, move to 7, if your on 7, move to 13, if your on 13, move to 1.Basically, look for a "quiet" channel.
There also may be local interference (microwaves, baby monitors, remote controlled cars etc). As it is an unregulated spectrum, it can be prone to all sorts! This shows it graphically