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Title: DCS 930L Wireless sensitivity
Post by: kdlarman on April 11, 2011, 02:43:00 PM
I have a wireless network in my home. I reliably get solid connections on our various devices such as the Wii (netflix streaming), a netbook, a laptop and wifi connections on android phones. When I first set up the 930L I thought it was defective because I couldn't get a connection. Until I did it in the same room as the router  -- okay, that worked. But I move 2 rooms over and I no longer connect.

Seriously, I can go a few rooms away and easily stream an HD movie via netflix to my netbook. But if I set up the 930L at the exact same location it will not connect. If I move the camera within about 20 feet of the router with only maybe 1 wall between them, it will connect.

So I'm looking for guidance here. At this level of wireless power it is nearly worthless for me. Is my camera defective or are all of them this lower powered? 

I am running a dlink router, 300N, WPA security. Like I said, I can connect if I'm literally 10 feet away. But any significant distance or anything more than a single wall in between and the router no longer sees the camera. And all other wireless devices have strong, reliable connections all through my house.
Title: Re: DCS 930L Wireless sensitivity
Post by: TD99 on April 11, 2011, 03:39:48 PM
Maybe there's a lot of interference where you are? Are you connecting the camera to the router via Wireless N or Wireless G?

Mine (I have 4) are all connected to my TrendNet router via Wireless N. The router sits upstairs and I can take any camera downstairs and out to my garage about 60 feet away :o before signal starts to get weak (that's through one floor, and 3 walls).

I also have an iPod Touch, PS3, Shuttle PC, two Android phones connected to my router at the same time. No probs. There are about 4-5 other wireless networks nearby but none of them are "N". Not sure if that matters.
Title: Re: DCS 930L Wireless sensitivity
Post by: Tarv on April 11, 2011, 04:18:38 PM
Sounds like a defective camera, maybe something is wrong with it's antenna.
Title: Re: DCS 930L Wireless sensitivity
Post by: kdlarman on April 12, 2011, 09:23:15 AM
Maybe I'll try changing my channel at the router and see if there is maybe something going on there with interference (although I have zero problems with other devices). Hmmm... I'll pick up a different camera and see if that's my problem...