I'm going crazy here. I've been to costco, circuit city, best buy, etc..
This is the situation. The motorola cable modem is upstairs. It was connected to a netgear wgr614 wireless router. Everything in the house is great except for one room - the room I just put a desktop PC into. The signal hovers around 'low' and 'very low'.
So. I tried the following:
Hooked up my dlink di-524 instead of the netgear. no improvement. Bought (and now returned) a dlink antenna ant24-0700. no improvement Bought a buffalo wireless G - MIMO router promising higher speed/ better range. slight improvement - but nothing better than 'low'. bought a dlink rangebooster N router (promising higher speed/better range) - worse
The PC downstairs has a buffalo USB adaptor connected to a 10 ft extension cord to get as close to the door as possible.
Any ideas? Should i simply try an extender/booster and place it outside the door (i did a test with a wireless pc - outside the door is 'good' but inside is 'low'.
any other suggestions?
I even made a low-rent antenna from a strainer which didn't see to do anything but frustrate me more :)