Post by nospam Post by Robert Peirce
If both, does this mean you are really getting an increase in
signal strength vs just one router?
it's worse because of interference.
the signal from the main unit is very weak, so it doesn't interfere
with the stronger one from the repeater.
if you're in the middle and both main & repeater are similar strength,
you're going to be worse off.
That raises another issue. Normally I am at one end of the house and
the repeater is at the other end with the wireless router in the middle.
I have two computers in this location. For one the repeater signal
has to go through several walls and the router signal, according to WiFi
Explorer is about 55-60% and the repeater is 25%, so that is probably a
pretty good difference. However, my other computer is pretty much open
air from the repeater. On that one I'm getting about 45% and 30%. Is
that getting close enough for interference?
55-60% is almost weak so I used to put the repeater in the hallway
between the router and the computer. There were times when this helped
and times when it made things worse. I presume the latter resulted from
interference but what was going on with the former? At any rate, I
stopped using it there and have not seen any negative effects.
The router I currently have also does 5G and its signal strength really
degrades going through walls. Is that typical?