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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 28995 18-Dec-2008 17:18
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I'm having trouble getting decent wireless range with a WRP400 I got to replace my old Netgear DG834G (when I connected to Xnet VFX). Everything else works great, but the range is abysmal compared to the old router. When any my PC is roughly 15 feet from the router, it's getting a 1-bar strength connection (on Vista and XP) and random dropouts. If I position my old router in the same place, I get consistent 5-bar connection. I've tried positioning it in various positions around the house, and even outside the house, and connecting with four different PCs, running Vista and XP, with the same results. Even if I position my PCs right next to the router I very infrequently get a strong connection.

Both routers are running an unsecured, MAC-address locked B & G single-SSID network on channel 11. The WRP400 has firmware v1.00.06.

Does anyone know why I could be getting such poor performance?



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Master Geek

  Reply # 185511 21-Dec-2008 18:01
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It could be the wireless signal level set low by default, one would think it would be set to 100%, but im not sure if you can tweak that setting on this particular model.

Apart from that, because this is a different type of router, it most likely varies slightly with signal transmission collisions, i.e maybe the signal from this router is transmitting differently, bouncing off different objects etc You could try tweak the Fragmentation Threshold on the router, it should be set to 2346 by default. Try changing it to 1000, and see if it improves signal strength. If that doesn't work, continue to experiment with the value, if its not help then just set it back to default.


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