Okay so I bought a new Dlink DSL-2730U with N- capabilities of wireless more info here dlink.co.in/products/?pid=451 D-Link Wireless N 150 ADSL2+ 4-Port Router
I had another router before this placed in the same location as the Dlink now, and it was from my ISP called "beetel" routers and it had just b/g type of wireless.
Now my main problem is, after setting all the configurations properly , my router doesn't give me a good enough range.
Trust me when I had the beetel router from my ISP, I used to get a full bar/range signal on my phone and my laptop while just half a metre or even just under the router and even range outside the room WITH g-capability at channel 11. ( Strictly speaking about my beetel router)
But Now with this Dlink router, I hardly get even two bars, and the range shows up as just Fair or Poor while I am in the same room as the router and doors closed, when I come near the router it goes to " Good" but it never goes to the highest range for both my phone and laptop. I have upgraded my drivers on my Dell Laptop (Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN)
My phone and laptop are both N capable, and the router settings are :-
Channel: 6 ( I even tried 11)
Frequency:20 Mhz (And even tried 40 Upper and 40 Lower bands , Lower was giving slightly better results)
I even noticed something, i.e. when I try to change the channel on my router it still broadcasts at the earlier channel even though it says it has applied the settings .
Is the router defective or antenna?
And shouldn't n type give more range than g type ? and also I have tried running the Dlink router at G mode , but still gives the same results
Please don't say anything about obstructions in my room, that's what Dlink customer care told me, but I have closed all doors and windows and standing next to my router but still no range. They told me to continue using g type and neglect n type.