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What a difference a couple of inches makes....

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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 10:35 AM
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I have just spent a good few hours tinkering with my laptop in the office as the internet kept lagging or even cutting out. Played with all sorts of stuff, virus checking registry ect and got nowhere.

I went downstairs and noticed that while the girls were tidying up they had moved the wifi box about 6 inches or so and it was at a slight angle.

I popped it back in its origional place and POW! back up to full speed!

I bet you were not expecting such a mundane story were you?





posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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By the title, I thought it was going to be about some deal with the Devil that had a positive outcome..

Just me?



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Great story! Imagine building a building, and being off 1 inch on the foundation, get to the 2nd or 3rd floor, and you are now 6 inches off lol



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 10:42 AM
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Wi fi signal spreads out horizontally instead of vertically so if it has been put at an angle, feasibly it could have been leaving you in a blind spot, especially with you being upstairs.

It's why you have worse signal directly above your router on the floor above say than if you were 2 rooms away laterally.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: neomaximus10
a reply to: nonspecific

Great story! Imagine building a building, and being off 1 inch on the foundation, get to the 2nd or 3rd floor, and you are now 6 inches off lol


I remember a story from years ago about a guy who had a house built and the builders put it about 6 inches to far forward and it was too close to the road and had to be knocked down and started again to comply with building regs.

Maybe it is more important than we men are often told...



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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OP to your title. Dare I say, That's what she said...LOL....In my case it would be he, though.



Yes indeed the Wifi router needs to be in a "sweet spot" to insure a better range. If you hardwire your PC it will be much faster than using Wifi. My XBOXONE is hardwired and gets 100mps, easy. My laptop when not hardwired gets about half that.








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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: Dem0nc1eaner
Wi fi signal spreads out horizontally instead of vertically so if it has been put at an angle, feasibly it could have been leaving you in a blind spot, especially with you being upstairs.

It's why you have worse signal directly above your router on the floor above say than if you were 2 rooms away laterally.


Yeah it is a fair way away and needs to be in that sweet spot but I never realised it was so close lol.

It is on a piano and I wondered if all the metal strings could have an effect as well?



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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My ex said the same thing.

I'm sad now.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Depending on your router you can swap out modded bios that will allow you better signal. You can also make parabolic directional antennas that can direct signal a specific way. I did that and it boosted the wifi enough to be used in the far part of our yard. I was surprised how easy of a hack the parabolic was. Litterally an old beer can.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific



I think this would be a fantastic time to also remind some that this is NOT 9"...


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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: JimNasium
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I think this would be a fantastic time to also remind some that this is NOT 9"...


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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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Women already know how much difference a few inches make.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: pavil

I'm gonna have to look up the parabolic directional antennas you mentioned. We get terrible WiFi signal upstairs. My kids pile on the stairs at night to use their tablets before bedtime.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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Just get a repeater. That problem solved
In relation to the thread titile , see a specialist . Over time that problem is only going to get worse...



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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Yep, that's why I have an ex-wife.



posted on Oct, 28 2017 @ 05:20 AM
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Thats what she said..

I hate that joke.



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