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Topic # 129423 15-Sep-2013 14:34
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Like the title says,

Been soldiering on with a Linksys WAG 160n for a few years now, and just not happy with it.

Crap range - 1 interior wall seems to block, tends to drop out wifi intermittenly   for no good reason  - does this across multiple devices so am confident it is the Linksys.

So what I am looking for is a DSL router / wifi access point that will hopefully reach all corners of our house - single level, 150 sqm. Ideally able to still give a stable connection through 2 or 3 interior stud walls.


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  Reply # 895888 15-Sep-2013 14:42
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ADSL, or do you want to consider VDSL as well?

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  Reply # 895892 15-Sep-2013 14:52
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The Netgear DGND series is quite nice. Dual-band wifi, USB sharing, ADSL and Ethernet WAN.

I will just add though, even in my small 140sqm, 3 bedroom house I have two WAP's. I use two Unifi's with the power turned down just a tad and get a nice average -65dBm throughout the entire house. A single AP just wasn't quite cutting it in some rooms.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 895901 15-Sep-2013 15:12
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My netgear router gets full signal throughout my whole 550 sqm house



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  Reply # 895904 15-Sep-2013 15:23
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RunningMan: ADSL, or do you want to consider VDSL as well?


ADSL -semi rural :(

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  Reply # 895916 15-Sep-2013 15:42
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Time for some real equipment methinks:
http://www.gowifi.co.nz/access-points-802.11/indoor-wireless-access-points.html

Pick up something from here. Value option would be an engenius, and probably a ubiquiti for something a bit more premium. With an access point, then you simply connect it to your existing modem and give it a different Wifi network name,

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  Reply # 895926 15-Sep-2013 16:04
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Best option is to keep the SSID the same and choose a different channel from 1/6/11 so you can roam between the two.

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  Reply # 896036 15-Sep-2013 20:41
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I'd usually suggest this, but considering some devices seem to roam poorly and stick to the same AP as long as its in range (even if extremely weak), and that he's getting intermittent drop outs then i'd probably disable its wifi entirely.

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