Wi-fi and a den which used to be a carport- no connection
I have a den which used to be a carport many years before we bought the house. I have AT&T Internet 300 via fiber and Uverse 200 in a couple of places (the den has it wirelessly, and wired in my room). It was already a den when we bought the house.
I can't connect to Wi-Fi in the den on my Android tablet, but I can connect to it in other parts of the house, such as our living room and kitchen. I have tried installing wi-fi repeaters from several vendors, which works fine for a while but fail after several days. Could the metal that's in the walls of the den be causing interference with the WiFi? Is there any way to fix this problem?
I have tried everything from resetting the gateway to the aforementioned repeaters, but still, no Wi-Fi (the TV in our den has UVerse 200 via a wireless receiver box from Cisco, supplied by AT&T).
Any suggestions? I want to be able to use my tablet when I'm in the den, but this situation is driving me nuts!
ACE - Guru
4 months ago
It doesn't take a whole lot to affect wifi signals. Your body is essentially a big bag of water and it can affect your signal if you just turn and put yourself between the device and gateway. So yeah metal in the walls can definitely put a hurt on it. Obviously you can't remove the metal easily, but if you could run an Ethernet cable from an extender to the AT&T gateway you would get full wifi in the garage (and maybe even one wired device if the extender has multiple ports).