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Topic # 110397 8-Oct-2012 18:05 Send private message

Hi,

I have a Netgear WN2000RPT connected to our house router from our garage.  The router in the house is a Netgear DGND3700 which serves a few computers by ethernet and wireless as well.  The reason I have this booster is so that I can access music and videos from my PC inside the house.  Without it the connection in the garage is very poor.

I setup the booster in the window of the garage, line of sight with the router, approximately 30 meters or so.  The booster worked brilliantly!  I could get 150 Mbps link rate between the two units and no problems accessing files, internet from the PC's inside the house.

Until recently I haven't had a problem but over the last few days I haven't been able to get a link rate greater than 11Mbps!  I checked the surrounding other wifi's to check there wasn't any channel confliction and there isn't from what I can see.  I was curious so grabbed my laptop, placed it in the same place as the booster (just next to the window) and connected to the Wifi in the house - 150 Mbps... I then connected to the booster network, logged into the booster config and checked the link rate 11 Mbps.. really strange considering both the booster and the laptop at the time were sitting in the same spot..

Anyhow, is there anything I haven't thought of that might be able to be done to resolve this problem.  It seems very odd that it worked fine up until about a week ago and now it just won't 'get up and go' like it used to.

Any feedback would be appreciated,
Leon.

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  Reply # 698730 9-Oct-2012 21:24 Send private message

What else is connected to the network in the house? Are you using WPA2?




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  Reply # 698941 10-Oct-2012 10:41 Send private message

In the house there are a few iPhones, iMac, and a laptop, along with two PCs connected via ethernet inside. I am using WPA2 AES.

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  Reply # 698983 10-Oct-2012 11:29 Send private message

Sounds like something has dropped into b mode and has dragged the rest of the network with it. 

Can you force the whole network to run as N and disallow any drop back?



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  Reply # 699069 10-Oct-2012 13:26 Send private message

From what I can ascertain there isn't any way to do that.  I have, however, just now experimented with the routers wifi broadcast, droped it back to b/g only and it runs at a full 54 Mbps between the router and booster.  I guess some more tinkering might be in order...

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