As was already stated in the problem description, I would again check the positioning of the router. Are there any objects, big or small, in the way of the signal going to the second upper floor? Such objects could interfere with the signal strength. Think of the Wi-Fi signal as beams of light originating from your router that get reflected on each surface until they finally reach your PC or laptop and try to optimize it that way.
Furthermore, you can check your router’s settings for it’s channel settings. To prevent interference from your neighbours Wi-Fi sources the channel settings should be set to “Auto”. You can also try to set it manually, but I would recommend scanning all for Wi-Fis beforehand, with an app like Wifi-Analyzer.
There are also hardware options if you are willing to further invest into better Wi-Fi coverage. Simple Wi-Fi extenders like this one can be placed around your flat to amplify your signal by placing them at key points, e.g. near the stairs where signal might still be acceptable. Also, there are Power-line adapters that modulate your internet communication onto your power lines within your home. These can be hit and miss and depend on your home’s power lines.


How can I deal with a weak Wi-Fi signal?

We live in a 2-story flat, and the Wi-Fi signal works fine on the lower floor, where the router is located. On the second floor however, the signal seems to come in and out, even though the signal strength indicator displays around 50% signal strength. We have tried placing it in multiple locations on the lower floor but are ultimately somewhat restricted by the wall connector. Furthermore, there are no LAN connectors going to the upper floor, or anywhere else in the entire flat.

Check all cable connections

The solution was hard to find and quite embarissing.

It was so strange, that I only could connect to the access point, but not to any other clients and not to the A1 modem. I checked all cable connections (it was a dark room). I found out that a black thin ethernet cable was connected in port 1 and 2, creating a loop.
I asked my sister about it and she thought that there is a loose cable that should be connected, but was there for maintainance purposes.


Using PowerLan to get access to the router (and the internet)

Imagine a flat where the router is located in the living room. Now you want to get access to the internet from the office room with your notebook via your router. But: <ul> <li>the office room is several meters and 2 rooms away</li> <li>the wlan signal can't get through the walls and </li> <li>you can't put an ethernet cable from the router all the way through your flat to the office room</li> </ul> How can you manage it to still get access to the internet via your router?

mac-filtering wifi router

I want to create a mac-address filtering for my wifi, so that only mac-addresses which are confirmed by myself are able to use connect to the wifi.

Use Telnet to set up the mappings

Due to the fact that the interface seems broken you have to use telnet. Tough it establishes the same mappings via telnet they do! work.

Using telnet

=>service host add name myService
=>service host rule add name=myService protocol=udp portrange 27000-27030
=>service host rule add name=myService protocol=udp portrange=28960
=>service host rule add name=myService protocol=tcp portrange 27014-27050
=>service host assign name myService host <>


Problem Mapping Ports with - Thomson Speedtouch 546vX

Following steps have to be taken. 1. Accessing the router via the Browser and its IP-Address (e.g.: 2. Enter your password (if you do not now the default password (e.g.: 1234) or you have forgotten your old password reset the router) 3. Go to the network configuration site and start to create 2 mappings for the IP-Address -UDP for ports 2700-27030 -UDP for ports 28960 -TCP for ports 27014-27050 4. Now you will recognize that tough you have specified the ports your applications won't be able to connect via these ports. The issue now is that tough specified as they should they don't work. We now need a workaround (Updating the firmware does not work either).

configure an access point

<p>Last time I wanted to install / configure my wlan router at home. Because I have never done it, it was a really challenge for me. However I did it.</p>
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