Best wireless modem?

ambo11, Jul 30, 7:29am
We have a Thomson wireless modem (like the whitish coloured ones on here for sale cheap), moved it yesterday into the hallway, now one of the laptops keeps disconnecting. At best it has 75% strength. Modem would only be 5 metres away from this laptop at the most. (through the internal wall).
So what is regarded as the best quality/most reliable wireless modem brand wise!
Also have a desktop at other end of the house which now is getting poor signal. Modem is on a cupboard in the hallway, nothing electrical surrounding it.


king1, Jul 30, 7:53am
Why don't you move it back how is was and see if it returns to normal.That would indicate that it might not be a fault but environmental

ambo11, Jul 30, 8:18am
It was in the way where it was.the old modem we had before was in the same spot this one is in now and was okay.wondering if these Thomson modems are "cheapies" since Telecom had them.thinking maybe a good quality one would have a stronger signal!

jenny253, Jul 30, 8:25am
The 'freebie' telecom routers are generally pretty crappy, and don't generally utilise the latest wireless standard such as fast N networking. Start by having and look here, you can narrow down your choices, look at review, and find the best prices:!k=386

king1, Jul 30, 8:36am
All the ones I've seen from Telecom in the last year or so have been Type N and there are worse ones out there than Thomson.

spyware, Jul 30, 7:04pm
You think wrong, all consumer grade devices typically have about the same low power.

spyware, Jul 30, 7:05pm
Wouldn't be more sensible to use a business grade wireless device to provide wireless coverage. Modem can be used for the adsl bit.

vin8, Jul 30, 8:58pm
i was having trouble connecting ---------but telecom said it might be objects interferring with the frequentcy like phones or microwave .

footplate1, Jul 30, 9:37pm
I have had a Thomson for three years.It's signal strength varies - sometimes strong, sometimes weak.This puzzles me.I think it is time to ask again about new models, with a better signal.There weren't, about a year ago.
Incidenally, the material in interior walls often has metal flecks in it - don't ask me why - and this impedes the signal.But the fluctuations do puzzle.

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