My apartment is bisected by a ~8" thick concrete wall, through the center of which is a doorway.
My ethernet (provided by the building) jack emanates from one face of this partitioning wall. My office is, unfortunately, on the other side.
Is it better to place the wireless router flush with the wall and try to "blast through" or across from the doorway and try to bounce through and into the adjoining room?
Current setup with poor signal reception:
+--------++--------+ | || | || = concrete wall | || office | PC = desktop | || PC | wr = wireless router | || | e = ethernet jack | || | | || +----+ | || | | | bath| |wr || | | | || | | | || +----+ | e|| | | || | | || bedroom| | || | | || | | || | | || | +--------++--------+
Currently I'm running CAT-5 from the jack along the baseboards to the router, which is located there because there is no outlet near the doorway/hall. The CAT-5 is hidden nicely behind furniture and such, which keeps the wife happy... but the signal in the office sucks.
What solutions exist to me? Can the antenna or location of the router be manipulated in some way to provide a better signal quality on the other side of the wall? Is there some other technology available that could solve the problem?