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Topic # 152035 13-Sep-2014 18:48
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our dynalink is dying slowly so its time for a new router. the current one has pretty awful wifi range...
we will be moving at the end of the year to a new adsl maybe VDSL property and hopefully next year UFB will be on street.

whats a good router that will cover all the bases in terms of good wifi range and the ability to play nicely with "all" the connection types?? 4 or 5 gigabit ports would be good too so i dont have to buy a switch

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  Reply # 1128023 13-Sep-2014 19:09
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Wouldn't it be sensible to data cable your new house and install ceiling mounted access points in several rooms??

PS. not having a switch is probably a mistake as you should be running six or so runs to main TV location.




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  Reply # 1128037 13-Sep-2014 19:34
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i'll have a 24 port patch panel installed to cover my structured cable but currently only have 2 wired devices (HTPC and TV) increasing by 1 tv and maybe a couple of ports in the bedrooms so that gets me to 5 in the foreseeable future.
i had considered a ubiquity unify in the hall up at the end, but just looking at the specs i see its 200mm Diameter??? theres NO WAY id get WAF for having that huge wart on the ceiling at the end of the hall. if it was as big as a small smoke detector...maybe.

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