Dead spots are everywhere. They're those areas of your home or office where, no matter how you position your router or how you point the antenna, you just can't get a Wi-Fi signal. Networking companies feel your pain, and they have lots of plans for fixing the problem.
After setup problems, complaints about dead spots are the most common gripes networking companies hear from their customers, company executives said at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show here. And those range problems are being exacerbated by the proliferation of Wi-Fi devices that promise to wirelessly stream video from a PC to a television.