Why does my WRT54GX-v2 work so badly in the attic?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The_Real_Mastiff, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. The_Real_Mastiff

    The_Real_Mastiff Network Guru Member

    I had to move my WRT54GX-v2 to the attic because of interference with another AP and a wireless phone base at the original spot (that was mostly a problem out in the garden, I lost a lot of range, which I could see by turning off the other AP and the wireless phone base and check the signal outside), but for some reason or another my laptop has huge problems with this. I have to tilt the screen away from me to get anything that resembles full speed. Even straight below it I get a lot worse reception than when I had it on the second floor, with three walls between. Strange, since the ceiling between me and the router is a thin cardboard type fibre plate and four inches of insulation! I do not have this problem with the PDA (O2 XDA Atom). Any suggestions to what I should do? Would it help to experiment more with adjusting the three antennas on it? I tried having them all up, like before, and then all out to the sides, but the difference was small. I also have a rather powerful (8 true dB) omnidirectional antenna that I can put up there, but would that be much use, or do I need three of those to make this router work as it should? Too bad this router doesn't have one of those triple output or more firmwares...

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Since you had radio interference issue to start with, did you try changing wireless channels? Have you tried all available channels?
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