I have just had virgin broadband installed but for logistical reasons the router had to be placed downstairs (although my PC is in the loft room, the farthest point away in the house). As a result, I get very poor signal
On the first floor (the one below the loft), I get approximately 80% signal from the router (to a laptop with a Wireless N USB dongle) which allows me to download at approximately 5.5MB/s, which I am more than happy with. I therefore bought a wireless N range extender, assuming that it also would get 80% signal and receive 5.5MB/sec (and the software indicates it is getting 85% signal and a synch speed of 270Mb/s).
Having set it up, it is all working nicely except the maximum transfer rate I can achieve through the extender is 2.5MB/sec and I can see no reason for this...
Is it simply the range extender cannot send/receive 5.8MB/sec in both directions or does the extender I have bought simply lack processing power?
Please advise and as I am stumped. If the extender simply cannot handle the speeds I expect, what other solution is there (apart from CAT5 which I am unable to use)?
Thanks for your help!
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