I moved to a new apartment recently that has three floors. My modem and router are on the second floor. On the third floor there are two bedrooms. In my room the wifi works great (on my Mac), in my roommate's room, not so great.
To remedy this I dragged out an old ASUS eeepc that I have and set it up to be a wireless ethernet bridge using these instructions. When I try out the setup right beside the wireless router, it works fine, and I can get decent speed. When I move the ASUS into my room, I end up with connectivity problems and slow speeds.
I assume differences between the wireless adaptors of my Mac and the EEEpc account for the respective success/nonsuccess of getting wifi signal in my room. Is this correct? What are these differences?
Are there changes I can make to the way I've set this up that can provide connectivity to my roommate's room? If the current setup is hopeless, what's the best (subject to being reasonably priced) way to accomplish what I'm trying to do?
Thank you, Andrew