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Can't connect to WiFi through Access Point

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My modem/router is downstairs. We get poor reception upstairs. So I've connected my Access Point (Netgear WNHD3004) to my router using Ethernet cable. The AP is upstairs, so I'm using a rather long cable.

We want to be able to connect to the AP from upstairs on our tablets/mobiles so we can stream movies from my HTPC downstairs. Because the AP is a lot closer, the signal should be a lot stronger.

I can see my AP in the WiFi list when my phone does a scan. I select it, enter the password that I have set, it authenticates, then says "obtaining IP address..." 20 seconds later it fails to connect with "poor reception" error.

I don't know what to do. I have my computer wired to the AP which is wired to the router and I have the internet.
I just can't connect to the AP via WiFi. Any ideas?
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I can suggest some general settings that you can tweak to see if they improve things.

Change the following in your AP's Wifi settings:
1. Set the network bandwidth to 20MHz (Default would be 20/40MHz)
2. If you have no older devices, set the specs to 802.11n (Default would be something like wifi 802.11 b/g/n)
3. Finally change the channel to either 1, 6 or 11 (Default would be AUTO)
4. Now try connecting from your phone again (Rebooting the AP is optional).
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