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Telus Actiontec Router - Wireless issues

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I recently got the Optik TV bundle deal from telus end of last month. Since then, I've been experiencing some issues with Wifi with my laptop. The router is downstairs, and my laptop is one floor, directly above the same room as the router, so I would say its like just under 25 feet in distance.

My problem is that every now and then my wireless signal drops down to like 6, 9, or 18 mbps on the link speed. But the signal bars usually stays at 5 occasionally at 4. The avg link speed I get on my laptop is like 104 to 144 mbps. I dont know why the fluctuation happens. I never had this problem before when I had the 2WIRE router that telus gave a while ago previous to the actiontec one.

I dont think having a replacing with a new router would do any good, then the Telus TV wouldnt work well, right?

Any of you guys can suggest anything? I am using with the 802.11n + g mode btw.
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You can use a stronger router (something like a DIR-655, WNDR3700, or the new Linksys E4200) as a pure access point if you want to improve your signal. There is usually an option in the settings page to turn off its routing capabilities and use it as an AP only. However, if there isn't, it's sufficient to turn off its firewall and DHCP server (i.e. DHCP forwarding from the Actiontec).
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