Wireless router problem
I have a Linksys Wireless G 2.4 GHz router and Comcast high speed internet. The router is an older model located at my work station in a bedroom that was added on to the original exterior brick wall. Using my laptop, I used to get 5 bars of signal strength in the room with the router and only one bar on my back porch. But I had no problems staying connected to the internet.
A couple of weeks ago my signal strength abruptly dropped so that I can't maintain the signal on my laptop except in the bedroom. I bought a Belkin N600 dual band range extender and it only added one bar of coverage outside the bedroom. So after doing some research, I upgraded the firmware on my router and changed frequencies.
My signal strength actually got worse! I lost one bar of signal strength in the bedroom and back down to one bar outside the bedroom. The reviews on switching to a N router seem very mixed. I know of no interference with my router (nothing else has changed in my house). Any ideas on why my signal strength dropped and what I can do to get a stronger signal? Its not feasible to move the router.