Help, I need a stronger wifi signal!
November 2, 2009 7:53 AM Subscribe
Help! I live in a basement and need a stronger Wi-Fi Connection!
posted by OuttaHere to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I live in a Basement of a townhome and pay for internet which my landlord provides via Wi-Fi.
The problem is that he has the router on the third floor of the house, and I am in the basement. It probably doesn't help that it is an old building, so there is a lot of brick and mortar. Anyways, he uses Comcast so in order for us to have a land line in our residence we would have to pay for a completely new cable package/modem etc.
In my room I am getting like 25% signal, 2 bars out of 5 pretty much, and get a really shitty and slow connection. If I move my computer out to the main room my speed and connection increases 10 fold.
Anyway, I'm not the greatest with this kind of tech stuff so I was wondering if people out there had options for me. I haven't talked to my landlord about it but wanted to confront him with some options.
Anyone have ideas, especially if you are familiar with comcast. Are those "Range Extenders" worth it? Can you add a router to a lower level somehow to increase the range? Is there anything comcast can do?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.