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My WiFi connection has a poor signal. Changing the channel and from BGN to N could improve its range?

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Since like a year now, my brother's house wifi has sucked. It only works in the lower floor, when it used to work in the upper floor, and very well also.
During this period of time, his GF modified the wifi connection, because her tablet couldn't connect to it. That's when the troubles begin.

I think she just screwed it up when she did that. Also, a lot of wifi connections have been popping up in the neighborhood, and a lot of them use the channel 11.

So my question is simple... Changing the channel could improve the range of the signal?
Will it be better if I change the "standard" from 2.4 GHz B/G/N to just 2.4 GHz N?
I'm aware that this could make the tablets unable to hook up the signal, but I think the tablet it's broken, so there's no harm smile.gif

Here it is a screenshot with almost all of the connections of the neighborhood. Notice the channels they use. My wifi connection is highlighted.

http://i.imgur.com/EebZSpm.png
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I think most things support N Nowadays, so shouldn't be too much of an issue. Though yes, I would highly recommend changing the channel. It won't improve range, but it will improve speed since those channels appear highly congested.
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The people on channels 4 and 8 should be shot. 1 looks like your best bet, restricting b helps a lot as if you had a single b client the entire bandwidth for your WLAN would be gimped down to b speed.


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The people on channels 4 and 8 should be shot. 1 looks like your best bet, restricting b helps a lot as if you had a single b client the entire bandwidth for your WLAN would be gimped down to b speed.


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Yeah, I was thinking about change to 1... Tonight I'm going to do some testing and see how it turns out.
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The people on channels 4 and 8 should be shot. 1 looks like your best bet, restricting b helps a lot as if you had a single b client the entire bandwidth for your WLAN would be gimped down to b speed.


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While I agree that they should be, sadly a lot of home APs set their own channel based on congestion.

In reality, hardware makers should be shot biggrin.gif
    
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