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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have recently set up my first router. I live in a place with thick walls and the signal won't even work next door to where the router is I ve heard that in a couple of days the signal could start appearing. Is true ?

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I think you are referring to the wrong type of router. This forum is for woodworking routers which remove wood, not computer/internet routers which handle data.

Anyhow, your should be getting the signal as soon as both routers are turned on and have finishing their starting routine (which on some thake 30 secs to sync with the network).

If you have a PC/laptop try a program called NetStumbler on your pc whilst next to your new router and see if you can see the signal from the far away router.
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so sorry. thanks so much for your answer. I guess this will be my last post here
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Sounds to me that the router belongs to the people next door, and he's trying to access it.

Netstumbler will only tell if a wireless AP is nearby. The purpose of it is not to try and connect to it, but only let you know it is there. I use it often to map wireless points for the website, WiGLE - Wireless Geographic Logging Engine - Plotting WiFi on Maps . It was created as a tool for companies looking for illegal routers within their confines.

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But netstumber will tell him the signal strength of the router behind the wall.

BTW Router001, your PC needs to be wireless to use netstumbler, I forgot this vital piece of info before, sorry.
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