Lately our home network seems to have lots of wireless network issues. Dropped signals, and poor quality, mostly.
The setup consists of a Belkin N router, and an Airport Express (n) with its wireless enabled, while leaving the wireless option off on the Belkin. Part of the reason to make the wireless come from the Airport and not the Belkin was to see if performance would improve, but this has not been the case. In our end of the house (our room), sometimes we get full bars, other times we can’t see the wireless network.
My next step, I think, should include replacing that Belkin N router and the Airport Express all together with an older Linksys WRT54GL router that I still have somewhere in a box. I never had any issues with this router; we even purchased one at work. So, the Linksys, although slower (g), should be tested once again.
I never liked the Belkin N in the first place, and my only reason to use it it’s because of the N capabilities. We have two laptops, two iPhones, a wired PC and another wireless PC using a USB card.
My other idea was to run cables through the attic throughout the house, and placing a few AP’s in different areas, hoping that it would improve performance. I am still contemplating this idea.