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If two devices are 180m apart, can they be connected using just one router in the middle?

I understand that the maximum safe distance for a CAT6 ethernet cable to stream data is 90m (between source and destination). I have one router. I want to get a stream from my IP camera, which is 180m ...
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Why simply moving the coax cable away from power panel can have such huge difference in errors?

I wonder whether anyone has experienced this. My coax cable drop from the cable company emerged through my basement wall close to my power circuit breaker panel. Initially I hooked up the coax cable ...
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Does a 5G repeater exist that's wireless and simply boosts the signal in proximity to devices using it?

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a request for a product recommendation, simply whether the type of device I describe below exists, period. Please read carefully before removing to understand the intent of ...
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How can I connect two Huawei routers wirelessly to expand the WiFi Range

I have a primary Huawei EG8247H5 router supplied by my ISP connected to an Optical Fiber cable. I have another spare Huawei ONT router HG8245H and I want to connect both wirelessly in order to expand ...
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Can I run WiFi 6e per-room without interference?

Imagine an endless tiling of 10' x 10' x 10' rooms each with 10 WiFi clients. Walls are two sheets of dry wall for a total 4 cm. Floors and ceilings are one sheet of dry wall at 2cm and one layer of ...
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How to know from specs if one router has better range than other?

I refer to various specifications of WiFi routers. Speed 1200 Mbps, 1500Mbps, 1800Mbps. Does it mean that 1800Mbps has better range than 1200? WiFi transmit power – For example below specs from a ...
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How do I setup my gear to pick up folks wifi 200m away?

I have a TP Link WR840N and a 5Ghz High gain antenna. I got it from student friends of mine. I have little to no PC skills, but my friends said this would help put me on the right path. I have a ...
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Fast wired network in a large building

As everyone knows, ethernet wiring is faster than any WiFi and more secure to boot. Using Cat 8 ethernet cabling can currently provide the best networking speeds where the switches and router can take ...
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Will it affect signal strength to locate a wireless router (both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) inside a closet?

If a wireless router is located in the center of the house, does it matter if it's being put inside a closet instead of over the counter? That is, while it takes less room in and look nicer, will it ...
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Best solution for home network in a Town House

I live in a townhouse. The ground floor has an office and is where the ADSL comes into the house. First floor has the living room, kitchen and top floor is where the bedrooms are located. The house ...
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LTE signal troubleshooting

I am planning to install an LTE router in my apartment, since there is no cable access. There are two LTE towers in the vicinity, one is 1150m (3770ft) away, the other 2550m (8370ft). Both have a line ...
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Placing Wireless-AP and DECT VoIP Base Station side by side - will they disturb each other?

I need to place a wireless access point and a DECT VoIP base station into an office. Now there is a perfect location in the center of the room, which is why I am thinking about to assemble both ...
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How to diagnose weak Wi-Fi PC-->router signal?

My friend's network consists of a Wi-Fi router/access point and about 10 wireless devices. Wireless client devices show good strength signal but the router's internal diagnostics indicates very poor ...
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powerline-networking: counteract dissipation 3500 sq ft structure

I've plugged-in two TP-LINK - Powerline AV500 Nano Adapters . Router is apprx 100' from the Fios box via Cat5e cable. Tests 70 MBPs as promised at router. The home office is on the other side of the ...
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How to get the MAC Address and signal strength of nearby wireless devices?

Is there a way to get the MAC Address and signal strength of nearby wireless devices from something like a phone or a laptop, or by using an access-point?
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Fancier/better WiFi access point or range extender to overcome interference - how to decide?

I'm using a router+switch+wifi access point (let's call it an AP) at home which does not cover my entire apartment well enough. Some physical information: The apartment is contained in a 12.5m x 6m ...
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Parameters affecting the client device's choice of wifi access point

I have two wifi access points on the two stories of the house. Let's call them 1 (modem/router on the first floor) and 2 (router in bridge mode fed by 1 through ethernet cable on the second floor). ...
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How to extend cell signal inside

I have a wireless credit card machine that works off of cell towers (AT&T) is the carrier. I can only get a signal if I take the machine outside. How can I get a signal inside??
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How to Study this 4G Network Failure?

The mimo antenna is directed towards the 4G tower. I keep the signal strength at 75% because it reaches this way the best ping, download and upload rates. However, I am experiencing failures in ...
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Is it better to choose a more-crowded WiFi channel or one with a strong competitor?

In this other SuperUser question, the consensus was to stick with WiFi channels 1, 6, or 11. But what if two of those channels (channels 1 and 6, for example) are both very crowded, but the other ...
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Setting up router on wireless network

I am living in an apartment connected to a wireless network. I don't know anything about the physical router. There is no ethernet wall jack. Can I purchase a new router, set it up on this connection, ...
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Fine-grained WiFi Tx Signal Strength control on a accesspoint

I'm trying to reduce TX power on an AP in order to minimize area in which devices can connect to the AP. I've tried to do this by iwconfig command such as iwconfig wlan0 txpower 1mw but it didn't work ...
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The Reception sensitivity of a wifi repeater is: " 270m: -68dBm at 10% per" , what the meaning of these numbers?

I want to get a WiFi repeater so I looked for its specification on the internet .. I want it to have a wide range. Here is the specification of Reception sensitivity: 270m: -68dBm at 10% per 130m: -...
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How do I find the SNR of an ethernet connection?

iwconfig reports the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of wireless connections, but how do I find the SNR for an ethernet connection? ifconfig does not report it.
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Why does my wifi speed slow dramatically when more than one person uses it?

Whenever both my roommate and I use the wifi in a certain room in our apartment, it slows dramatically for me. It doesn't slow for him. If he uses it in another room, it's fine; if I use it in another ...
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How strong should the signal be to penetrate 30 floors

I lived in an apartment in 8/F, I want to make my home router signal to go to the room's window, and then to the 38 floor , which is about 130 meter higher. Q: How strong should the signal be? Q: ...
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What does signal strength (WiFi - 3g - phone etc) mean?

Signal strength is generally represented by bars on phones and computers. The more bars the higher the signal strength. What causes low signal strength, Is it the distance to travel? And what does ...
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Reducing wireless hotspot signal strength

I want to decrease the signal strength of my wireless card (to minimize interference, among other factors), so I tried the following command: iwconfig wlan0 txpower 1 Running iwconfig again confirms ...
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How does twisted-pair improve DSL?

The extension to that question is does TP improve DSL over long runs? The reason I ask is because when I plug my DSL modem inside my home, I get a 1/3 speed reduction over when I plug it directly into ...
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Wifi signal goes low while connecting to my WiFi Hostspot?

I run a WiFi hotspot from my Windows 8.1 PC (Windows 10 Technical preview from last few days). When I try to connect from my android, the signal strength goes low and then results in authentication ...
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My wireless keyboard / mouse doesn't have enough range, what can I do?

Tried many different wireless keyboard / mouse combos. Their advertised range is often huge, but even at half that distance performance is quite poor. Is there any way to improve it?
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Windows 7 - Collect Wireless Signal Strength via Command Line

I'd like to see the wireless signal strength (preferably, via dbm or %) in Windows 7 via command line. Here's what I've tried: 1) VBscript using MSNdis_80211_ReceivedSignalStrength (but only works ...
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Which has better signal: RCA jacks or RF(Coaxial)

When capturing old VHS(or cable) to PC, which jacks to use for the highest quality? RCA(composite) or RF? If the PC card supports it would S-video/component be better? Is there a general signal ...
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For a 4 storied house - 2 basic routers or 1 extra range router?

We have a 4 storied house with good number of walls and blockages. I have a D-LINK DIR 300 wall mounted at the center of the house but the signal drops to zero towards the corner in a floor above. So,...
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Does it matter what channel a Wi-Fi router uses?

Not considering interference by other devices, does it matter whether you set your Wi-Fi router to a lower or higher channel of the 2.4 GHz band? Is the range the same?
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Wifi Neighbor Triangulation

Is it possible to discover signal strength between two devices that are connected to the same network? Devices    A. Cell Phone WiFi    B. WiFi enabled device    C. Wireless Router Both A & B are ...
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Why is my Wi-Fi signal degraded after upgrading Wi-Fi card?

I recently upgraded my desktop's Wi-Fi card from an Intel 6230 to the latest, greatest Intel 7260 AC. I used 5GHz 802.11n, but after the upgrade, the 5GHz band becomes unusably slow (some web pages ...
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Router in a box

I want to put my router in a box for security reasons (it's in a common area of the building) and I was wondering in what ways would the box's material affect the signal's strength. It'll be either ...
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ubuntu wireless signal low on my pc

I have 2 computers both with Ubuntu. With both of them I connect to a WIFI router. The problem is that with one of them the wifi signal seems to be lower, i.e. it looks like the receiver of one ...
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Unable to connect to wifi router [duplicate]

I have a Dlink DIR-524 wifi router. The problem is when I go to another room (this room is next to the room where the router is placed. The room is of normal size not big), I am unable to connect to ...
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WR1043ND + WRT54G for extending Wifi range. How can I set them up to seamless signal switch?

I have a tp-link wr1043nd connected to my modem. This router has wifi but the signal is not strong enough for some parts of the house. I wanted to use my old wrt54g to extend the signal. Ive tried a ...
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Signal loss with video capture device and 5 m USB cable

I have a UBS-video capture device connected to a computer with a 5 m USB-cable and a powered USB-hub at the end where the device is plugged in. The problem is I get a lot of glitches and freeze even ...
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Inconsistent Wireless Connection Independent of Network

My laptop creates below-average wireless LAN connections regardless of network or location. Often, I'm sitting right next to someone on the same network, (or even where someone sat a few minutes ago), ...
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How can I get a WiFi signal inside a walk-in freezer?

I need to amplify our WiFi signal into a large walk-in freezer. Currently, the signal gets everywhere around the freezer, but does not penetrate the steel walls. What would be the best and cheapest ...
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What might be causing my WiFi router to suddenly reduce it's signal?

I have a LinkSys WRT54G router/access point connected to a wireless broadband internet modem. All machines in the house (MacBook, Android, XP laptop) use the wireless for internet. Today, the ...
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Wireless N 450 3 Antenna, purpose of each one?

I've upgraded my laptop's Wireless Card to one that features 3 antenna ports (intel ultimate N 6300 minipcie). Unfortunately my laptop only has two antenna connectors, which I've connected on the ...
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Wifi signal strength and internet connection is slow

I hope that I have asked this question in the right topic. Basically I use BT (In the U.K.) and I have problems with my router receiving a weak signal in certain rooms of the house, which, therefore ...
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Extended Phone Line and DSL Signal Quality

I am thinking about changing my internet service. DSL I know uses the telephone line but the one issue is the telephone jack is on the other side of the room. If I was to take a 50ft phone cord I ...
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How to monitor and log WLAN status

I'm looking for program that can do following: Monitor WLAN signal strength Monitor WLAN signal quality Monitor WLAN speed (e.g. 54Mbps, or 1Mbps) Monitor channel on which WLAN card is currently ...
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How precise is Windows "Wireless Network Connection" dialog?

I'm having performance issues with my wireless connection. Pages load very slowly compared to a PC that's connected directly to the router, and performance in online games is at times very choppy/...
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