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Hello. I recently moved into a new house and my internet connection now is not very strong. The other house I was in had the cisco router and the modem about 20 feet away from my pc and I used a cisco wireless adapter. I had a perfect signal and 5 bars. Now that i moved to this house, I am still using my wireless adapter which is plugged into my pc right now, but we changed the router and its down stairs while my pc is up stairs. My signal is horrible, I have 1 bar all the time. The modem is not with the router, it is upstairs. What can i do to increase my internet signal and get 5 bars like I had back in the old house? I still have the old cisco router so I hooked it up to my pc with an ethernet cable but I had no internet access. I also tried to bring the router thats down stairs, up here next to my pc but its hooked up to like 5 different things which requires it so I dont think thats an option. Do you guys have any suggestions on what I can do? I'm not much of an expert when it comes to networks :/ (My ISP is road runner)
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post #2 of 13
Wireless G router I'm assuming? About all you can do is either run a physical cable or upgrade to a N router. Unless your router supports dd-wrt. Then you can squeeze a little more juice out of it. Check compatibility at www.dd-wrt.com
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My cisco router is on and next to my pc right now. I tried to connect to the network but again ,it says no internet access so I went to trouble shooting and it said that the DNS server is not responding. Is there any way I can use this router for my pc and leave the other router down stairs?
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My cisco router is on and next to my pc right now. I tried to connect to the network but again ,it says no internet access so I went to trouble shooting and it said that the DNS server is not responding. Is there any way I can use this router for my pc and leave the other router down stairs?
So basically use the router next to your PC as a wireless repeater?
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Yes. All I want to do is keep the router down stairs and working, but connect my pc to the cisco router up here so I can have a stronger signal, but the network does not seem to be working. I would prefer to just stick with my wireless adapter even though the cisco router is like 5 feet away from my pc, but last time i used an ethernet cable and went to trouble shooting, it said something different. I have to check again but I think it was about the host ip not being found, or something along those lines. The connection right now is so bad. Its like 2mbps download and .90mbps upload. My original connection had around the same upload, but 20mbps download. I just thought i should mention that but it does not really matter to me THAT much. I just dont want to keep haivng these dumb lag spikes. Every couple of minutes, the internet either slows down like crazy, or I get disconnected and connected 30 seconds later.
Edited by 4moon - 7/17/11 at 8:23pm
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post #6 of 13
You can easily turn the router into a repeater with dd-wrt but if the wireless adapter on your computer isn't getting very good signal, neither will the repeater. When you ran the physical cable and it said host ip not found did you try resetting your modem and the router?
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dd-wrt, that reminds me, I looked on my network list, and there is a network called that and its unsecured. Is that something different or is it related? Sadly, i've never heard of that, first time seeing it. Oh and the ethernet cable, let me plug it in and see what the trouble shooting says, and no I did not reset the modem when i plugged in the ethernet cable. Should i do that? plug in the ethernet cable then go to my modem and reset?
Edited by 4moon - 7/17/11 at 8:29pm
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post #8 of 13
Lol that just means someone by you has a router running dd-wrt. The default network name for dd-wrt is dd-wrt. Yes plug the cable in and reset everything. It will usually clear up any issues with the devices recognizing the computer
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I connected the router to the pc with an ethernet cable and removed the cisco adapter, then reset both the modem and router but I still cant connect to the network. I took a screenshot of what it looks like so it gives more detail about my problem, hopefully.

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post #10 of 13
Have you ever tried to put the router with the modem you have upstairs?
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