Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:09 PM
There are a couple of things that your need to consider.
- Distance as it was already pointed out.
- Interference , most 2.4 Ghz devices would hamper your signal thereby nullifying your association to the Access point.
- The number of wireless network available that you can see, remember there are only 11 wireless channels, ( 13 if your in EU or Japan ).
- Obstructions between your access point to the wireless client -- Brick walls, wall insulators, glass etc.
- The type of security setup on the router. The farther you are from the router the less security should be used.
- Windows Wireless Zero Configuration is often a dud, try using the wireless utility employed by the machine, they work much better.
If you have already put these thing into consideration please post other information that may be pertinent.
-- How many wireless devices are there, theorytically a wireless access point can handle 32 wireless connections at once, but that is a controlled environment. So they don't really work that much in the real world.
Hardware tech when I was in college.
1st job was a network support for SOHO
2nd job was lappy tech
3rd Job way out of my league but its nice...