Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:17 PM
That's part of the problem right there. Because you are in the basement you are experiencing absorption of your wifi signal. If a wifi signal does not bounce off an object, move around an object, or pass through an object, then 100 percent absorption has occurred.
Most materials will absorb some amount of wifi signals to varying degrees. Brick and concrete walls will absorb wifi signals significantly, whereas drywall will absorb a signal to a lesser degree. A 2.4 GHz wifi signal will be 1/16 the original power after propagating through a brick wall. That same wifi signal will only lose 1/2 the original power after passing through drywall material. Absorption is a leading cause of attenuation aka signal loss.
Just how far is your computer from your router?
Traceroute to where specifically? And I use wifi. I'd use cable but it'd be hard doing that cause I'm in the basement and we'd have to drill through the ceiling to get a cable down here; the walls down here are all brick and mortar.
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