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MThawg
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What are some reasons for weak wifi signal?

I figured I'd ask this here.

I have cable internet and I use my own wireless modem. This is the type of modem I have I have had this for years and just decided to pull it off the shelf to use when I switched to cable internet.

I can't get the wifi to leave the office that it is in at my house. I can't get it across the hall or anything yet I can see the wireless networks of my neighbors. So what could be the issue? Bad modem?


taylork37
Ohio State Fan
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re: What are some reasons for weak wifi signal?
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I can't get the wifi to leave the office that it is in at my house. I can't get it across the hall or anything yet I can see the wireless networks of my neighbors. So what could be the issue? Bad modem?


Can you at least see your network when searching?


MThawg
Arkansas Fan
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Member since May 2011
4392 posts

re: What are some reasons for weak wifi signal?
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Can you at least see your network when searching?


Nope. Only when right next to the modem can I see the network.


Jarlaxle
San Diego State Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2010
1578 posts

re: What are some reasons for weak wifi signal?
From the look of some of the reviews on Amazon it looks like you just have a crappy modem/wifi device.


MThawg
Arkansas Fan
south
Member since May 2011
4392 posts

re: What are some reasons for weak wifi signal?
So it seems.

Any advice on what kind of cable modem and or router to get?


Jarlaxle
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Member since Dec 2010
1578 posts

re: What are some reasons for weak wifi signal?
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Any advice on what kind of cable modem and or router to get?



LINK

you could try something like this.

I use something similar to get my signal to the other side of my house and it works pretty good.


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