As soon as I go upstairs, my internet connection goes to four bars and when I'm in my room my connection can go to 3/2 bars which makes my internet really slow and it makes youtube videos buffer really slowly, how can I help this?
My internet connection is fine when I'm downstairs, it's super quick.
asked Oct 16 '11 at 17:34
Simple: make parabolic wi-fi addons http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template/
Change the wi-fi signal to an more open channel. Use something like inssider (-metageek- [though the site is possibly having trouble, use] http://download.cnet.com/inSSIDer/3000-2085_4-10848357.html) and check for an open channel, and go into your routers settings and change the channel. Also try it with your wireless home phone, it can cause a problem
Another way is installing 3rd party firmware (if your router supports it....So look at the list) like DDWRT/Tomato Router?OpenWRT/Etc... And boost the power of transmission.
Moving the router to the middle of the house.
Get Wireless N networking.
keep it away from all other electronics that could interfere with the signal. also, if you don't have an N router, get one. they have much better range and speed. i can use my wifi from the end of my parking lot outside my building. going up a floor for you should be no problem.
answered Oct 16 '11 at 20:01