View Full Version : 802.11b and couches

01-15-2003, 09:20 PM
I recently purchased a Cisco AIR-PCM352 (for the low low price of $137.89 at the U of A bookstore.) It works fine with my laptop on campus and at my apartment. But for some reason, will not work when I am on the couch, despite the fact that the couch is closer to the Router than the room I am in right now.

I'm thinking that the couch cushions might block the signal, but I can't see why something like a couch should be a reason for no signal. Does anybody else have this problem?

01-15-2003, 09:22 PM
I dont know the solution, but

It will work absolutely everywhere but on the couch?

Could the metal springs have an effect on the signals?

01-16-2003, 12:52 AM
Some of the strangest things can block signals. Set up a wireless weather thermometer a while back. Had to move the receiver. The aluminum film of a large wall mirror was blocking line of sight. Try to figure out the line of site path and see if you can figure out what's in the way. I don't know the frequency you use but I'm quessing that it is high enough that couch springs shouldn't matter, you need a conductive sheet to block signal.