How to increase 5GHz wireless range for RT-AC68U

Hi, i'm new to the forum and i am encountering a problem with my wifi router
I am using RT-AC68U in a house that farthest place to the router is about 15 meter away but with 3 walls between it and my cellphone. I am getting weak signal and sometimes it disconnects from 5GHz band but 2.4GHz is working fine with full bars. I know that 5GHz is weaker compare to 2.4GHz to pass the walls but I think 15 meter and 3 walls should not cause that much problem.
Is there any way to make its signal stronger?
 

CWatters

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Reflectors or better antenna might work but what are you trying to achieve? Is your 2.4GHz limiting? My 2.4GHz link is faster than my broadband connection so not much point in trying to make the WiFi go faster.

Otherwise how about putting a WiFi AP in your room and connecting it to the existing network over the mains using PowerPoint adaptors?
 
Hi, After considering your suggestions about the Reflectors, I asked my best friend to make it for me. But he continously said that my problem could be solved by... buying a new wireless router. he also gave me this website, said that this is the most reliable source because they write quite lengthy and properly..
Here it is: https://gearupz.com/best-modem-router-combo/. But I see this is an affiliate website so I don't so if i can trust them (and my friend) or not. Could you recommend me about this problem
best Regard
 

Tom.G

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Myself, I would not trust any "affiliate" site for unbiased reviews. They get paid for directing traffic to a seller, therefore it is in their best interest to post the most glowing reviews possible for the items that pay them the most. At least this one is upfront about it, somewhat unusual.

Every building I've paid attention to has WiFi dead spots; it's just the nature of WiFi and the environment. You may be able to cover a deadspot my moving the WiFi transmitter a short distance, sometimes a few inches or sometimes a few feet.

If the building is already wired for networking, you can add an access point (AP) or another router where needed. If it's not wired, add a repeater somewhere between the existing WiFi transmitter and the dead spot you want to cover. A repeater works in both directions, it receives a signal and the rebroadcasts it. Many routers can also be configured to act as a repeater.
 

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