A friend of mine is living with his parents, and he is now facing a problem. The router used by his network was previously located in a room next to him, but now it moved two levels downstairs, and he is now receiving very lackluster signal.
He tried the following options:
- Use Repeaters to reinforce the signal strength on the way from the router to his computer. However, those seemingly don't make much of a difference as he says.
- dLAN. However, this also does not work, as the plug used by the router is using a different power supply system as his computer does.
Relocating of the router is sadly not an option. I would like to help him to figure out a solution, and I guess we need to tackle the problem on the router side itself.
My proposals for now would have been to try different channels, but I am not sure if that would help, as the problem simply seems to be the distance.
I also read up on using an external antenna to provide stronger signal.
Is there any advice I could give him to help?
Edit: His model is a fritz box 6490 cable