For a couple of years I have used a "Netgear N300 Wireless Router with USB WNR2200-100 UKS" with reasonable results, in an average size house.
The router is located upstairs and a MacBookPro usually located downstairs, where it works OK with a 5-bar WiFi signal strength. Moving from one room to another helps the speed of operation, even though the signal strength symbol is unchanged.
So far so good.
But now there is an iPhone5 user in the house, and when used downstairs the phone shows a signal strength of only 2 to 3 bars [ I don't know if 3 bars indicates maximum or not].
And email is slow on the iPhone.
SO, what, if anything, can be done to increase the WiFi signal strength / range of the router?
There does not seem to be any option to change Range in the Router Settings.
The Wireless Setting Mode is "UP TO 145 Mbps"
Is there any way of changing Settings etc to improve range?
I did notice on the Netgear N300 Box that N300 does not have a TICK for "Larger home or multiple floors", where the N600 entry does have a tick.
Maybe I just bought the wrong low performance router?.