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How come my Belkin range extender keeps losing connection every 20 minutes? 

by on May 1, 2013

Q: I recently moved into a new studio at a friends house, it is a remodel of his detached garage. I am connecting to his wifi for my internet service. I am only about 60ft away from the router but was getting a weak signal at times and would sometimes lose the signal. I decided to buy a Belkin f9k1106 range extender. Setup was easy and had great signal and speeds. Only problem i have run into is every 20 minutes it loses connection for 5 secs or so and gets a yellow triangle over the status logo and says limited connection. It automatically reconnects and I go on, but the problem is when im gaming or watching a movie online, it shuts down some programs that are open and i have to reopen them and obviously if i do that while gaming, my game ends or i have to restart the movie. I have been asking everywhere for a solution but no one seems to know so I thought I would give this a shot. Another interesting thing is I have tested the wifi when sitting outside and have yet to receive a limited connection interruption when sitting out there. Its a very odd situation but hoping someone here may be able to help.


How come my Internet speed is considerably slower when I am connected to my WiFi repeater? 

by on April 6, 2012

Q: I have a 300N router and a wi-fi repeater….speed near the repeater is 4.0 Mbps download and .25 Mbps upload….when I move closer to the router, speed increases to 17.24 Mbps download and 1.78 Mbps upload Question: should the repeater be a 300N (does one even exist) or do you think there is something else going on?

BTW – I also have a Mac-mini hooked up with an Ethernet cable – hooked to the Router – speeds in that instance are 20.45 Mbps download and 1.8 Mbps upload.


What is the best device to extend the range of my WiFi? 

by on December 30, 2011

Q: what’s the best device to purchase in order to extend the range of my house wifi to my shop in my yard that’s about 50 yards away from my house


How can I get my WiFi signal from the first floor to the third floor? 

by on November 15, 2011

Q: in our hosue the wireless router that everyone uses in the the bottom floor and unfortunately my room is on the third floor and i don’t get a very good signal from where i am at, i was wondering what i need to get or do in order to make the wireless internet strength better for me.


How can I extend a wireless network that I don’t have control over? 

by on February 12, 2011

Q: I live in an RV park that offers free wireless internet which I receive on my dell laptop. However, the signal strength is very weak and drops even lower later in the day when I use it most. Is there an inexpensive way to increase the reception or signal strength? I have no idea what type wireless is provided. I do know there is a large antenna about 250 feet from my RV. There are no obstructions between me and the antenna.


Can I use 2 range extenders off 1 wireless g router? 

by on January 2, 2011

Q: Can I use 2 range extenders off 1 wireless g router?