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Wireless signal loss and website access

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Matthewbalfour, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Matthewbalfour

    Matthewbalfour Network Guru Member

    I have just moved to Broadband (BT UK) and set up a new WAG54GX2 with a WPC54GX on my laptop.

    Can anyone help with two problems?

    First, although the signal is fine in the house and garden, move about 2 meters to my little office in a shed attached to an outside wall and the signal dies. Do I need to rebuild?

    Second, although most websites can be accessed with the security settings on, some can only be accessed with them off. Are they wrong, am I or do some sites only work with certain security settings.

    Any help for a novice?
  2. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

  3. Matthewbalfour

    Matthewbalfour Network Guru Member

    Yup, I have only just noticed that it has steel roof beams and a coated metal formed roof!

    Thank you and I am very grateful.

    (My wife makes the splendid suggestion of cutting a hole in the roof. It might help the radio waves but not, perhaps, the damp!)
  4. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    You could have fun making a home made outdoor antenna.
    Have a look at this, looks dangerously interesting: http://www.nodomainname.co.uk/ma401/ma401.htm

    As for some sites not working because of security settings, do you mean the firewall? The different filters or blocking you set here will affect some sites, eg blocking cookies or java applets, ...

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