Ok Wifi Issues need help- Please

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    Ok, really trying to squeeze this in here cause I don't know where else It will get alot of foot traffic. It involves my Droid X wifi and PC

    My Wi-Fi will not reach my room for some reason, this is a simple map some reason the connection is very weak like I cannot watch a youtube video on either my Droid X or PC but on 3G I have no issues, also when I 3g tether to my PC works good.

    Router is a Wifi N but also had issues with my last one, All my drivers are updated, and so is the router drivers, this is a new modem, also had these issues on my old Wireless-G.

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    It is literally only my room that has the connection Issues, both router and my room on are on the same 2nd floor. Had this problem for 4-5 months.

    And if a moderater move this thread ok, but I was just hoping for the foot traffic and I have found this forum to be helpful. :)

    If i am missing some important detail let me know.

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    Grab Wifi Analyzer from the Market. You can use this to get a good map of signal strength and channel interference as you walk about the house. It might help pinpoint the problem if it is a signal issue.

    A quick thing to try is to slightly reposition the router. Rotate it 90 and 180 degrees and recheck your signal in the bedroom. Most home routers should have a consitant 360 degree radiation pattern, but sometimes they don't.
     
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    ok got Wifi analyzer, my signal is coming in weaker than some others that are around my house including a church that is like a mile away it drops bad at that corner on the wall. gonna give the router rotation a shot. thanks
     
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    Is it possible that wall has some metal in it, like maybe foil covered insulation?

    That would do some major signal blocking. If so you'll either have to relocate the router, get a repeater router, or hardware the computer. The first would be the cheapest, even if you have to extend a cable somewhere.
     
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    Yup that's it I bet the AC unit is right there guess ill have to move it

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    The router I hope. AC units are heavy.

    If that doesn't work come back and let me know. Not that I have any more ideas. Not cheap or easy ones anyway.