Advice for home wireless router/modem selection

drcspy, Feb 11, 11:51pm
well tp-link has a goodish name the other one doesn't even mention a brand.

25m is quite a lot indoors depending on number of walls in between and their construction you may have problems with signal strength however you can improve this by adding a 'wireless extender' or 'cantenna' (google em you can build one easily and for free).

spyware, Feb 11, 11:57pm
Expecting a lower powered consumer grade router's access point to penetrate internal walls to 25 metres is a bit on the optimistic side in my opinion but it depends on your house, if you have concrete or brick walls to penetrate then forget it.

Have your house wired with 2 or 3 of these,

http://www.ubnt.com/unifi


spyware, Feb 11, 11:57pm
Expecting a lower powered consumer grade router's access point to penetrate internal walls to 25 metres is a bit on the optimistic side in my opinion but it depends on your house, if you have concrete or brick walls to penetrate then forget it. Remember that wireless works best line of sight and consumer grade devices have very constrained power outputs.

Using http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/ to look at signal strength from any consumer grade device would give you an idea of the signal strength in various locations. Maybe have your house wired with 2 or 3 of these, http://www.ubnt.com/unifi

spyware, Feb 11, 11:57pm
Expecting a low powered consumer grade router's access point to penetrate internal walls to 25 metres is a bit on the optimistic side in my opinion but it depends on your house, if you have concrete or brick walls to penetrate then forget it. Remember that wireless works best line of sight and consumer grade devices have very constrained power outputs.

Using http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/ to look at signal strength from any consumer grade device would give you an idea of the signal strength in various locations. Maybe have your house wired with 2 or 3 of these, http://www.ubnt.com/unifi

kgbatussr, Feb 12, 12:03am
And this is a cantenna, lots of different sites on the web too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantenna

flick13, Feb 12, 8:38pm
The first 2 are the same - just different traders.
The last one is NOT a modem. It is just a wireless router - so you would also need a DSL modem to go with that one.

shane-o3, Feb 12, 9:06pm
Cool - understanding better now!

Has anyone dealt with these people before!

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r.g.nixon, Feb 12, 9:36pm
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r.g.nixon, Feb 12, 9:40pm
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shane-o3, Feb 12, 9:52pm
Good to know - shall I take the plunge!

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Well, I ordered the wireless through the below company

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