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#75856 24-Jan-2011 21:20
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Just moved into a new flat and noticed that my flat mate cannot get wifi signal in his room while we can.  While in the lounge (where the router is) me and another flat mate have full signal while he has 2 bars.

Any ideas?

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  #430744 24-Jan-2011 21:37
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Have you checked to see if his computer/PDA/Smartphone has power control for the wireless device? Or have you checked your AP to see if you can increase power?

Also are there many APs around that could cause interference?





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  #430752 24-Jan-2011 21:47
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How far away is the room? Same floor? Above? Below? What are the walls made of? Concrete? Jib? What sort of router do you have? What direction are the aerials aimed?

There are lots of possible reasons and without a lot more information it's hard to give any real answers.

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  #430757 24-Jan-2011 21:57
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freitasm: Have you checked to see if his computer/PDA/Smartphone has power control for the wireless device? Or have you checked your AP to see if you can increase power?

Also are there many APs around that could cause interference?



Not that we know of. our neighbours are elderly and don't have broadband.

sbiddle: How far away is the room? Same floor? Above? Below? What are the walls made of? Concrete? Jib? What sort of router do you have? What direction are the aerials aimed? 

There are lots of possible reasons and without a lot more information it's hard to give any real answers.
 


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  #430775 24-Jan-2011 22:28
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His wireless interface sounds like not very strong... If yours works ok then I would say he could use a USB wifi dongle.




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