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Re: 2Wire Modem Low Signal Strength - Can I have 2nd Router??

said by RickStep:

The 2Wire is really not that bad a modem/router/wireless combination.

Login to the 2Wire Wireless page here:


and if you go to the bottom of the page, you will notice that there is a power level setting. The default is 4. This setting is for the wireless transmitter power. The maximum setting 10.

You could set the level to 10 or increase the level by 2 and and retry. The theory is that by restricting the power level, you reduce the area covered by the transmitter and thus reduce the potential number of hackers that know that you exist.

This is true, the 2wire is actually pretty damn good for wireless range. The sagem sucks though. Decent if you are in an apartment, but not so much for housing.