I have a Wireless network at home using the router that my ISP gave me when I signed up for my broadband. It all works great when I’m close to the router which is downstairs next to my phone. It also works great in the bedrooms upstairs, but when I go to the attic (my office), my signal strength is very low and my connection keeps dropping. Is there any way I can fix this?
It’s a good thing that computers and other devices show their signal strength, because it’s a great way of getting an approximate idea of where the boundaries of your network lie. I’m going to assume that you’ve already tried moving your router closer to your upstairs floors (maybe moving to a different telephone point), or changing the orientation of the antenna on the router. If these don’t work, there’s another option you might want to consider.
The Hawking HWREG1 Wireless-G Range Extender is a device that performs one simple task. It extends the reach of your wireless router. It has a really easy installation process where all you have to do is supply the ID of your wireless router and it takes care of all the rest. You can find it on sale from Buy.com at around $45.00 which is a great price to make your network go a little bit further.
If you place it on the first floor, it should let you get a good signal up in the attic. Let me know how you get on if you go down that route.