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How to Extend the Range of my Wireless Devices?

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I built a HTPC and I have a problem using my wireless devices, such as a mouse/keyboard or the Lenovo N5902, because I lose range at around 10 feet when sitting on my couch. So, I am turning to OC.net for a solution. Are there any wireless USB hubs or something else I can use? I'm thinking a wireless USB hub that I could keep on my coffee table, into which I would plug the USB recievers for wireless devices. I would even consider running a cabled "USB" extender around the wall to plug the USB receivers into. I was unable to find anything like this.

If my question wasn't clear, let me know. Attached is a pic on my setup with the HTPC on the bottom right and the couch 10 feet behind. (It won't fit on the top row).

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Something is not right. My N5902 (and N5901 for that matter) work just fine at 30 feet.

Do you have any other devices (phones or wifi) on the same 2.4 ghz frequency?
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post

Something is not right. My N5902 (and N5901 for that matter) work just fine at 30 feet.
Do you have any other devices (phones or wifi) on the same 2.4 ghz frequency?

Yep, I forgot to mention that important fact. I have a wireless router about 10 feet from the TV. Should I move it to another room?

Edit - I think I answered my own question, lol. +Rep
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change channel on router may help if you cant move it
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