The D-Link DSL-2740B is some DSL modem/router combo so you are doing what I'd call a hack. Great that it worked but seems to show that a real WAP or a router as a WAP may be the fix.
As to improving your existing router, why not place it halfway between the downstairs and your office. Location is everything with such devices.
Hi there, quick question and will be exceptionally thankful for any help on this situation.
So the situation is, my main router hub is downstaires to allow access to everyone, however in my office upstairs there seems to be a bit of a deadspot where i use my laptop as a sort of computer to a monitor connected by wifi. In this corner of the room wifi speeds are around 1-4mb/s however if i move 1m in any direction fot his corner my wifi speeds instantly jump back to 37-70mb/s averaging about 53. However due to the room layout I am unable to move my setup which is annoying.
So I decided to set up an access point with an old D-Link DSL-2740B connected to the ethernet port in the office. However I am now sat next to this access point but wifi speeds still only reach up to a max at 14mb/s averaging around 10.
My question is does anyone know anyway to boost the siginal from the orignal router so that this corner of my room still has the access to the really fast speeds when im not sat in this corner or any recommendations on how to improve the speed of this access point.
I am currently still using the access point in this corner, due to the increase in speed from the prginal router however it is still not ideal as 1m into the center of the room I can get 50mb/s easily. Really a lose here.