Wireless Router issues.. so frustrated. Help?
Posted on 2013-01-08
Hey guys, looking for some help with a wireless issue. I have been seeing degraded performance for my wireless devices for a few weeks and a week ago it just became unbearable, nothing I download breaks the 100kbps/down mark. To give you the general layout of the house the router resides next to the cable modem on the ground level. I have roommates upstairs a floor and they don't experience any problems, I live in the basement and have multiple wireless devices (few laptops, HTPC, blu-ray player) and all of them will randomly drop the connection outside of one laptop I have that seems to stay online no matter what. To get them to reconnect again I have to power cycle the router (I also cycle the modem just to do it). Currently I'm on the ground floor on a wired connection and the speeds are great, no issues. I was thinking maybe the signal is being.. distorted down in the basement? I have another router now since I bought a new one so I was thinking I could use one as a repeater and put it downstairs - think that may work? I'm completely at my wits end here as my ISP says there is no issue on their end. Are there connection limits to routers? Am I connecting too many devices? The one I picked up said good for 3 devices actually.. but I was under the impression that was simply a sales thing.
-When wired, everything is fine.
-Disconnects itself randomly, then I can't reconnect until I power cycle the cable modem and router.
-A new router was purchased, same issue occurs.
-Called the ISP and they ran a speedtest, said everything was okay.
ANY help appreciated, thanks. :-/