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WladiSGE
2005-11-22, 19:12
Hi first of all my situation:

I have a wireless netgear wgr 614 router, and two wireless access points (both netgear 602) one in my room (where also the router and the squeezebox3 stands) and one in the room below. access points are working in the bridging mode. channel router:11 channel access points: 6.

So Squeezebox connects but the signal strength is only between 5 and 20%. (sometimes falls to 0) I can also connect to squeezenetwork but after 20-30 minutes it disconnects for a minute, then it connects again. The squeezebox is only 2-3 steps away from router and access point, it is in the same room, there are no obstacles between them.

Also a wireless telephone exists in my room, it may disturb the signal, maybe I should change the channel.Am I using wrong channels for router and access points and if yes, what channel should I use?

And the main Question:How can I improve the signal strength?


Thank you, hope you can help me, cause Squeezebox is really great.

Neil Cameron
2005-11-23, 02:39
I had this problem when I tried to use two WAPs in Bridging Mode; not only
with the SBs but also with laptops - they would continually be connecting
and disconnecting between them and losing signal strength.

I reconfigured it as two separate WAPs with separate SSIDs and separate
Channels - now it all works fine. The SBs connect satisfactorily to the
nearest WAP, and the laptops will (usually) connect to the strongest signal
as you move throughout the house - sometimes they need a nudge.

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Neil


"WladiSGE"
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>
> Hi first of all my situation:
>
> I have a wireless netgear wgr 614 router, and two wireless access
> points (both netgear 602) one in my room (where also the router and the
> squeezebox3 stands) and one in the room below. access points are working
> in the bridging mode. channel router:11 channel access points: 6.
>
> So Squeezebox connects but the signal strength is only between 5 and
> 20%. (sometimes falls to 0) I can also connect to squeezenetwork but
> after 20-30 minutes it disconnects for a minute, then it connects
> again. The squeezebox is only 2-3 steps away from router and access
> point, it is in the same room, there are no obstacles between them.
>
> Also a wireless telephone exists in my room, it may disturb the signal,
> maybe I should change the channel.Am I using wrong channels for router
> and access points and if yes, what channel should I use?
>
> And the main Question:How can I improve the signal strength?
>
>
> Thank you, hope you can help me, cause Squeezebox is really great.
>
>
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WladiSGE
2005-11-23, 06:16
Ok, but sorry for a dumb question how is it possible without bridging? I'm using bridging for strengthening the signal in the house and without it the range of the wlannetwork would be more limited, oh do I understand sth. wrong?

Thank you for your advice

WladiSGE
2005-11-23, 12:19
Maybe someone else can give me an advice? Maybe I buy a new Access Point (Rangemax?) or new Antenna (the costs are the same :(

Neil Cameron
2005-11-24, 05:45
I have Ethernet to both WAPs...

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Neil


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>
> Ok, but sorry for a dumb question how is it possible without bridging?
> I'm using bridging for strengthening the signal in the house and
> without it the range of the wlannetwork would be more limited, oh do I
> understand sth. wrong?
>
> Thank you for your advice
>
>
> --
> WladiSGE
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