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How can I make a signal stronger from Comcast Wireless Modem + Cisco Router?

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Last response: in Networking
December 7, 2013 7:24:30 AM

Here's my dilema.

My computer is one floor down from the Comcast Wireless modem. The signal strength bounces from Low to Good. I also have a Cisco M10 Valet Router and was hoping I could use the router to expand the signal from the Comcast Wireless Modem.

How do I set this up?

Can I connect the Cicsco to my computer and use this to capture the signal from the Wireless Modem?

If I directly connect the Cisco Router up stairs to the Wireless Modem would this work? I just don't think this option makes sense because I'm moving the router away from the computer upstairs to the wireless modem.

Any ideas?

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a c 456 F Wireless
December 7, 2013 8:48:26 AM

The best signal that you will get downstairs would be to place the Valet configured as a wireless AP in the room with the computer. The Valet should be attached LAN to LAN to the main router with an Ethernet cable.

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December 7, 2013 10:11:23 AM

Which cisco wifi gateway do you have there are 3, and 2 are junk from what I understand. One may be decent as it is dual band, but since I do not use cisco in my FFO it is hard to say is until I see more about it. It is a fairly new model though and does some weird streaming of video over it. Other than that, call 1-800- comcast have them put the device in BRIDGE mode, then run an Ethernet to your router and use it, if that gets you better wifi, great, if not, realbeasts [seriously you spell corrected that to redbreasts?] suggestion is the better solution but requires potentially more work and cost to run a long Ethernet from one level to the next, mine is to just use a short one in the same area as the modem and see. the bridgemode is important or you will be in a double NAT situation. IF it doe snot work out, call them back and tel them to turn bridge mode off, this will turn the wireless and routing back on for that device.
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December 8, 2013 6:15:21 AM

you should buy a wifi repeater and it will solve the problem
a c 456 F Wireless
December 8, 2013 6:24:50 AM

newsyrom said:
you should buy a wifi repeater and it will solve the problem
Without an existing good signal an extender is a poor choice. An AP would be far superior.