Im located in spain, with orange being my internet. We have fiber optic and we have been given "livebox 2.1" router.
Now, i need the coverage to reach one specific room that is located at the end of the apartment (its a small apartment). The room is about 12 meters from the router. The livebox router doesnt even have antenas and i am pretty sure its coverage is pretty poor.
For that reason i got me a tp-link TL-WR940N, which is a budget router but it had great reviews and i thought it should definitely be enough for what i needed. I am such a retard that i could not replace the original livebox with the new router. The quick setup wizard did not work, it failed identifying whether I have static or dynamic IP etc. Ive tried playing around but I just didnt manage to set it right.
What i somehow accomplished is that i've connected the original livebox router, then connected the new tp-link router to the LIVEBOX via LAN port, went to the admin panel of the tp-link and did quick setup wizard again (i guess this time it took the config from the livebox?) and it worked, i choose to clone MAC, i set up wireless network (ssid, password) and suddenly had two wifi networks that i can connect to.
I guess thats a success, now tot he problem.
When im on computer in this room I am trying to ping google via terminal (im on mac) or via an app i downloaded that keeps pinging all the time. And i get great ping here and there but its constantly falling down. Sometimes it doesnt drop for a few minutes, sometimes its dropped for a few minutes.
Now i thought i would buy a USB wifi antena to get more reception but this IT guy i found told me that its pointless; that if I am already getting 30 ping here and there. He said its the configuration that is troubling. Is that true? is it true that if im getting good pings that means the coverage is definitely there, but its badly configured and therefore I am getting the drops?
Thanks in advance!