[Wolves] Increasing wireless coverage

stuart bell sailing1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 11:18:24 UTC 2010

On 1 June 2010 10:03, Adam Sweet <adam at adamsweet.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone.
> My house has solid brick walls and the wireless signal degrades badly
> through the house. Due to problems with ADSL performance in the past
> (regarding which I got nowhere with BT), my router is tied to being next
> to the master phone socket, which is just inside the front door.
> Consequently, the wireless signal barely reaches the living room and
> kitchen at the other end of the house. It is fine in all other rooms
> which are in between.
> In the past I've moved the router to a room next to the 2 problem rooms
> but the ADSL signal degraded by a Mb or two and the wireless signal was
> still relatively poor in the problem rooms. I think the wall must be
> made of lead or something.
> My router is a BT business hub by 2wire and I believe you can increase
> the signal strength on some models, though I think mine might one of the
> versions where this isn't possible. What I would like to do is to put a
> wireless repeater or something just outside the problems rooms which
> would pick up the reasonably good signal in the hallway and extend it
> into living room and kitchen.
> What I would like to know is what would be the best way of doing that.
> Signal booster? Omnidirectional antenna? Wireless repeater? Can anybody
> recommend which would be a better bet and suggest a piece of kit for the
> job? I have no experience of the best way of doing this or the kit involved.
> Many thanks :)
> Adam Sweet

I'm not sure which "hub " you have but I used to use one that I
flashed the firmware back to SpeedTouch. This gave me full control of
the router and, incidentally, unlocked it from BT.

12 dbi corner antenna on my router solved sig strength problems here.
( Maplins I think )


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