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    Also, don't go eating any paint chips you may find in that house. I know they look pretty good, but there's probably lead in them.

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    Does your house have lots of mirrors? I have found that people with alot of mirrors on the walls makes for nice wireless shielding

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    I've updated the firmware to 2.42. I got the newest drivers for my wNIC. Still gives me the same problems. Guess I may have to run a cable into my bedroom. That should be fun...

    Anyone got suggestions on running a high gain antenna?

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    yes, hyperlinktech.com, or fab-corp.com they have all the information you may need and they may be able to help you with your signal hungry house!
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    Have you tried your wlan components in another place since you moved? Maybie it's been damaged. The kind of signal you're experiencing from that distance has nothing to do with the enviroment. As mentioned above, a microwave oven or a wireless home telefon also uses the 2.4ghz freq. Could be a collision? Otherwise contact the D-Link support, they're quite good. Hope you have som warranty or something.

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    My cousin had this problem as well. His laptop had a ****ting singal while it was inthe same room as the router. WE ended up saying to was just interference and all that kind of ****, also almost no singal outside the room, which was probably more of the same.

    He fixed it by boosting the signal, with the linksys singal booster. It sit ontop of the router and adds a little juice to the router signal. Only problem is that it only comes for 802.11b. Does not bother him, becaue all he does is surf the web on his laptop...so why would he need G for that. Internet is not that fast anyway.

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    So why did he buy G rated one then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdillin
    Does your house have lots of mirrors? I have found that people with alot of mirrors on the walls makes for nice wireless shielding
    That's what I found, I have mirrors all over my bath room, and while surfing the internet while "Sitting on the toilet" My connection was very poor. I suggest searching the net from an office or other room.
    Try placing your router close to a window that is adjacent to your cars parking spot. THIS WILL HELP TOO

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    Derek,

    Any updates yet?
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    Same issue I had until I setup an external antenna on the wap (external meaning one outside the house). I've seen this a number of times and each time there have been two matching items.

    1. Cell reception inside the house was also horrible.
    2. The houses were older homes with plaster walls (no drywall).

    #1 was another clue, but it's #2 that's killing it. You add the thickness of the plaster, the stucco on the outside, and the fact that all the walls use wire mesh for a base to stick the plaster to, you end up with a house that's great for nuclear fallout protection, but death to any radio reception...

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