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gamer4life

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extending Wi-Fi range?
« on: December 08, 2006, 07:46:21 PM »
Greetings,
I am at my fathers house and when ever im over here i have to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi. The problem is the distance is not really that far but when we secure the network with WEP the Wi-Fi range shortens by a lot. I like the distance of an unsecure network but i like the security of a secure one. So anyone know how i can extend the range a little by tweaking the settings?

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Re: extending Wi-Fi range?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2006, 12:33:53 AM »
Lots of things can interfere with wireless comms - microwaves, walls, cordless phones... etc.  Try changing the channel your router is using (take it out of "Super G" mode, if necessary).  If it's set to channel 1, change it to 6 or 11, etc.  That's the first thing to try.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2006, 12:34:16 AM by robpomeroy »
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