Improving signal in a wi-fi jungle?
October 22, 2011 10:24 PM Subscribe
Is there anything I can do to improve wi-fi connectivity in a small area (three rooms) when dealing with a large number of other signals? I'm in a high-rise apartment building in a city; after letting inSSIDer run for a while, it shows that I'm competing with 125 other access points. My signal is okay in the first room, fair in the second room, and unusable in the third room. I'm using DD-WRT -- are there any settings I can tweak that might help?
posted by stopgap to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This building has Cat5e wires to each room, but the network patch panel only lets you connect one location to a live signal. Sadly, the patch panel does not have access to power, or I'd put a spare router there to wire all the rooms together. The wireless router has to be in the first room because there are several devices wired into it there.