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GCW200 Wireless Problems

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by doubleujaymohed, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. doubleujaymohed

    doubleujaymohed Network Guru Member

    just got this modem/router. modem works excellent. Wireless is a different
    story. If i stay within 2 inches of the wireless antenna, i can get a poor signal. anything outside of that, i cant pull anything. any ideas on what this could be? Spent all day trying to figure this out, changed all channels, SSID, and that lovely tech support in india.. NO HELP THERE... is there a spot where i can check the transmit signal strength?
     
  2. doubleujaymohed

    doubleujaymohed Network Guru Member

    WCG200 wireless not workin right

    just got this modem/router. modem works excellent. Wireless is a different
    story. If i stay within 2 inches of the wireless antenna, i can get a poor signal. anything outside of that, i cant pull anything. any ideas on what this could be? Spent all day trying to figure this out, changed all channels, SSID, and that lovely tech support in india.. NO HELP THERE... is there a spot where i can check the transmit signal strength?


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  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    NETSTUMBLER will do this.

    why do you want to stay within 2 inches of the antenna? most likely the signal is degraded within this small range.
     
  4. doubleujaymohed

    doubleujaymohed Network Guru Member

    the problem is that i cant get any signal outside of 2 inches. I used netstumbler with the router on my desk and me with my laptop on my lap, and cannot pull anything.. the signal must be extremely weak, because the only way i can get a signal is if i put my laptop on my desk, directly next to the router (within 2 inches), in which case i can only pull a poor signal. Where can I change the setting in the router to make it broadcast a stronger signal?
     
  5. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    You will need third party firmware to accomplish boostin up your signal.

    Though have you tried just moving the router to a different location? Maybe there is some type of interefence? Try changing the channel. Maybe you are connecting not to your router but somebody else's?
     

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