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Topic # 150462 23-Jul-2014 19:33
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I'm looking at these three routers they are http://www.computerloung...ntview.asp?partid=22021 http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=19883 and http://www.computerloung...ntview.asp?partid=17477 I want to know what be the best router we need good range and speeds doesn't drop down no matter where you and so on 

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  Reply # 1094468 23-Jul-2014 19:51
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These are all modem routers - not routers:

ASUS DSL-N55U DUAL-BAND WIRELESS-N600
TP-LINK ARCHER D7 DUAL-BAND WIRELESS AC1750
NETGEAR DGND4000 DUAL BAND WIRELESS-N N750

The ASUS DSL-N55U is the clear winner.




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  Reply # 1094475 23-Jul-2014 20:01
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Opps my bad and why is the Asus Dsl-N55U is the winner? 

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  Reply # 1094477 23-Jul-2014 20:05
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we need good range and speeds doesn't drop down no matter where you and so on 


May not be possible with one device. Really depends on the size and location of your house.

Wireless is a complementary offering to Ethernet. Is it not a replacement. In many large homes these days multiple access points are typically required.

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  Reply # 1094480 23-Jul-2014 20:06
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mishyman: Opps my bad and why is the Asus Dsl-N55U is the winner? 

It just works.
I have one - totally stable, excellent dual-band wireless performance, excellent user interface.

EDIT: sbiddle is right.




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  Reply # 1094485 23-Jul-2014 20:11
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sbiddle:

we need good range and speeds doesn't drop down no matter where you and so on 


May not be possible with one device. Really depends on the size and location of your house.

Wireless is a complementary offering to Ethernet. Is it not a replacement. In many large homes these days multiple access points are typically required.


We have a three bed room house and at the moment we got the net comm wireless  N300 of vodafone and its not that great and the last router we had was a belkin n+ but we had too many problems with it but if i put it in my bed room it cant reach most the place but if i put it in my flatmate bed room it can reach the whole house

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  Reply # 1094502 23-Jul-2014 20:48
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So the problem isn't necessarily the hardware, but the location and basic laws of physics. Don't expect buying a new device to be a magic solution.



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  Reply # 1094505 23-Jul-2014 21:02
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sbiddle: So the problem isn't necessarily the hardware, but the location and basic laws of physics. Don't expect buying a new device to be a magic solution.


Agree, but from personal experience I know that the ASUS is a better wireles router than the Netcomm (both used in the same large single-story 3-bedroom house).




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  Reply # 1094506 23-Jul-2014 21:02
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powerline networking + a unifi AP will make life a million times better if wifi is your issue.

buying a new router solely for wifi is kind of throwing the baby out with the bathwater - sort of...



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  Reply # 1094524 23-Jul-2014 21:24
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sbiddle: So the problem isn't necessarily the hardware, but the location and basic laws of physics. Don't expect buying a new device to be a magic solution.




But why am I getting faster speeds than my flatmates they using laptops and they i'm using my desktop like they get 8mbs+ and i'm getting like 30mbs+ and i said to my flatmate use his phone and he was getting 18mbs+ and we are on cable  

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  Reply # 1094530 23-Jul-2014 21:31
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But why am I getting faster speeds than my flatmates they using laptops and they i'm using my desktop like they get 8mbs+ and i'm getting like 30mbs+ and i said to my flatmate use his phone and he was getting 18mbs+ and we are on cable  


Please clarify - are you on cable or ADSL?
The 3 modem-routers you shortlisted are for ADSL.




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  Reply # 1094531 23-Jul-2014 21:34
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But why am I getting faster speeds than my flatmates they using laptops and they i'm using my desktop like they get 8mbs+ and i'm getting like 30mbs+ and i said to my flatmate use his phone and he was getting 18mbs+ and we are on cable  


Please clarify - are you on cable or ADSL?
The 3 modem-routers you shortlisted are for ADSL.


Opps sorry about that we are on cable 

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  Reply # 1094594 23-Jul-2014 23:18
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You may get away with only 1 router, as the Asus is a dual band 2.4 and 5GHZ most devices should be configured to use the 5GHZ, which I find is significantly better signal and range in a home environment.

 

Ah, if you're on cable something like this is what you need, not a modem router, as your cable is already your modem.

 

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=21462

 

@sbiddle I respectfully disagree, as hardware can make a significant difference.

For instance his N300 is 2.4GHZ only, as most modern devices can pick up 5GHZ, I suspect (as I certainly found myself) that a device with 5GHZ in the same location as a 2.4GHZ device can deliver significantly higher speed.
In my case it was an a$$ Huawei dual band VDSL device which Vodafone supplied, despite fiddling with multiple channels I was only able to get a max bandwidth of around 5-8Mbps, however in the same location using the same device (my S4) I was able to get 13-18mbps on the 5GHZ spectrum depending on the time of day.

 

I don't even pretend to know the science behind it, but changing to 5GHZ could fix this guys speed problem. :) 



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  Reply # 1094600 23-Jul-2014 23:46
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I got a 5ghz wifi but my flat mates dont have it but still i like to know how my flat mates still getting slower speeds than me

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  Reply # 1094601 24-Jul-2014 00:00
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Ok, so deciphering your post:
Your PC = 30mbps
Their laptop= 8mbps
Cellphone = 13mbps

The Netcomm N300 cannot do 5GHZ, it's a 2.4GHZ only router.

So you're all on WIFI and want your friends want better bandwidth?
I'm guessing as you said you have the router in your bedroom, that you are Wired? 
[Edit: sorry, as you say above you're on 5GHZ wireless, you can't be on 5GHZ unless you have a 5GHZ router, that isn't the Netcomm N300) even if you are Wireless, being very close to the router will bring significant speed increases, walls, people, plants and electrical devices all soak up or interfere with radio signals exceptionally fast. And that's not even taking into account whether your neighbour has the same Wifi Channel as you, which could also be the case here!]

If your computer is Wired to the N300
And your flatties are using the N300 Wireless then it completely makes sense why you're getting 30mbps, and they're getting 13+ at best.

You have 3 options for your flatmates,
1= force N only mode on your router. As it's possible one of them is using an older device using G, it will slow the entire network down. (Wifi G= 54mbps theoretic max, Wifi N= 300 theoritical max)
2= Buy a new router which spits out 5GHZ as in my personal case this changing to wifi N didn't change anything as 2.4ghz spectrum was simply too crowded.
3= Buy a power LAN adaptor. As the name implies you can use this for sending a network signal over the power lines. Expendy, but will enable you to transfer data between all computers on the network at 100mbps+

Sorry if I've got the wrong end of the stick here, if so please let me know. :)



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  Reply # 1094608 24-Jul-2014 00:25
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I use my flatmate laptop in my room and it was getting slower speeds but we are thinking to buy a new router so i can use the 5ghz even my ps3 getting good speeds

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