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The Asus N66U is a great router, but the wifi signal isnt reaching my upstairs bedroom.. its like 20 feet diagonal thru wood.. nothing crazy.

Its not really my laptop or my samsung phone, but my fiancees iphone 6 thay cant get a good signal.. i already split my signal between the 2ghz and 5ghz. I know problem is with the iphones wifi, but she isnt getting another phone and she wont stop bringing it up..

Is there a better wifi signal router out there? Any recommendations?? Not sure what else i can do..
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Get a repeater for upstairs. 20ft through wood shouldn't be a problem though. Maybe try adjusting the antennae on the router first.
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Get a repeater for upstairs. 20ft through wood shouldn't be a problem though. Maybe try adjusting the antennae on the router first.

I do not recommend this. Repeaters/extenders/boosters/ are almost universally a bad idea. They cut your effective throughput in half and introduce all sorts of other problems with roaming and medium contention in general.

Part of the problem also is that iPhones have shockingly, horrifically bad Wi-Fi stack all the way from the chipset itself up the the driver and user interface for adjusting it. It therefore does not surprise me that other devices are not exhibiting problems.

Check your router's transmit power level settings and see what they're set on.
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Get a repeater for upstairs. 20ft through wood shouldn't be a problem though. Maybe try adjusting the antennae on the router first.

The unit has 3 antennae and 2 stand up right with little problem the 3rd falls over and I can't seem to tighten it. Not sure why. What looks to be the tightening wheel just spins and spins. Any ideas? I guess I can google how to tighten it.

@coarchmark

Yea, I know most of the issues are with the WiFi on the Iphone, sadly the Fiancee will not go android. However, that doesn't stop her from complaining night after night. 20 Feet which isn't even much actually is more like 15 Feet.. I will see if there is a way to boost the signal through the options in its control panel.. Maybe I will get lucky and they have something?

At least I wasn't the only one having a problem;
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r28572051-Barely-get-wifi-signal-only-35ft-away-with-ASUS-RT-N66U
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/next-generation-broadband-network-ngbn-forum-320/asus-rt-n66u-experiencing-poor-wifi-range-4107746-2.html

For $20 I bought some better antennae.. figured with 600+ reviews on Amazon and 4.5 stars it was worth a gamble..
Edited by JMattes - 11/3/15 at 12:08pm
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