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  1. #1 Router Tips. 
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    <div class='quotetop'>(Call For Help show notes)</div><div class='quotemain'>You can use a combination of hardware, software and router placement to improve your wireless networking signal.


    Wi-Fi routers have a reach of about 300 feet line of sight (100 metres), but put walls and floors in the way and reception is drastically reduced. All is not lost though. There are ways to boost the signal.

    Change the channel:
    You can changing the channel in the Wi-Fi router's control panel to any one of the 12 available. Channels 1,6 and 11 are non conflicting and are your best bet.

    Add a better antenna:
    Use an exterior omni directional antenna or directional antenna upgrades from D-Link, SMC or other vendor.

    DLink High gain antenna -DWL-M60AT ($55 CAD, $39.99 US)

    Extended wireless signal range in a concentrated direction
    Improve signal quality at further distances than an omni-directional antenna
    Connects to a variety of D-Link Wireless PCI Adapters, Routers, and Access Points
    DLink omni-directional antenna -ANT24-0500 ($74 CAD $49 US)

    Provides extended coverage for an existing 802.11b wireless local area network
    Requires an access point or wireless broadband gateways with a reverse SMA connector
    Get a Repeater:
    Use the D-Link Wireless Extender that boosts a Wi-Fi signal from a D-Link router by 100 feet (30 metres). And for hyper extended range string three of these together.

    DLink Repeater -DWL-G800AP ($136 CAD, $89 US)

    Can be used as an access point or repeater
    Provides access or extends range of signals
    Fix the Phone:
    Turn off or move 2.4 GHz phones away from your router. Baby monitors, garage door openers and microwaves also cause interference.

    Move the Router:
    Move router at least 12 inches from wall. Invert and hang router upside down from ceiling to improve signal in a room. Place it centrally in your home</div>http://www.g4techtv.ca/callforhelp/e...ps/0061A.shtml


    Well this was interesting.

    Ive been using a repeater for a few years now and it is helping me..
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    I've thought about getting a repeater, but I don't know if there is one that's compatible with iblitzz products. Plus how much do they cost? I might be better off replacing my router with pre-n.
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    Repeters now adays cost like 100$, and I dont think too many can work with IBlizz routers..
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    Would a firmware update help my router stop disconnecting from the internet all the time? I don't mean when the wireless signal goes out, but when it loses the actual connection to the web. :confused:
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    Yes the firmware would help you stay connected to the web.
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    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=1006041221617

    Fuck, I guess I'm not going to be doing that. I can't find the firmware anywhere! :(
    I know there was an upgrade, too!
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    I do have a Belkin wireless G router though... and Belkin makes repeaters for under $50, so it would be bound to be compatible. I'm not sure if I want to get a repeater now or wait a while and get a better router.
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