Need a router that can go long

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iball8888
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:22    Post subject: Need a router that can go long Reply with quote
Currently I have a Linksys WRT350n. My problem with routers is that my computer is far away from it and even with repeaters I can't get a stable connection. Plus my router is have transmission problems.

Anyways. I want a new router that can go the distance. Need one that has a strong wireless rate and is stable.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 17:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Murrkf
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 18:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Read the "best router" sticky at the top of this forum. Question has been dealt with numerous times.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 20:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
For long range:
Any Asus router will do fine
Pretty much any Cisco/Linksys E-series or newer (maybe not the E1000)

I'm also pretty sure that the internal antenna's on the Cisco routers are 3 dBi

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iball8888
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
I fell in love with the Asus RT-N66U. But I will do a little more research.
MrAlvin
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you change the antennas on the RT-N66U it will be able to reach further and/or maintain better speeds.

I did a test with the stock 2dBi antennas and some 5dBi antennas. In a couple of weeks I'll be able to do tests with 11dBi antennas.


Results for a practical distance test with a few obstacles

Distance between router and pc: ~18 meters
Obstacles: 2x 30cm thick concrete walls + 2x 7cm thick light weight concrete walls

Readings on stock 2dBi antennas: RSSI -70 to -75, 3 bars, 18mbps
Readings on 5dBi antennas: RSSI -70, 3 bars, 21-43mbps

A possible increase in speed by 2.

I am looking forward to testing with "stronger" antennas.
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