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Rural Area

shanghaillil
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: 22-09-2009

Rural Area

I have weak signal because of the distance from the exchange. Can someone explain what combination of speed, contention ratio would improve my connection? Would a different IP give a stronger signal or is the signal strength on dependent on BT.
Sometimes although the laptop indicator shows a strong signal, I still cant get a connection. Why is this?
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Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Rural Area

Am I correct in assuming that the laptop is connected to the router via wireless.
If so the fact that you have a strong wireless signal is irrelevant in relation to broadband speed.
Can you post your router stats - attenuation, noise margin and speeds, this site explains how to get them http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/frogstats.php