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post #1 of 16 Old 01-24-2010, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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OK, I bought a new laptop for the beloved and it does not like to connect to the old wireless router we have, it will but you must hold your mouth just right...however my laptop and the daughter's will connect just fine.

Here's the question...it looks like the old router is not strong enough to put out the needed signal, it's several years old...man this is an interesting parallel to life.

Anyway I am looking at this router...Linksys Wireless-N Gigabit Router WRT310N Wireless router - EN, Fast EN, Gigabit EN, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)

It will sit in the back room of our home and will have to transmit approx. 100 ft. to the furthest point. Do you think it will work? Which one would you go with, if not this one?

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Im not a huge linksys fan. nothing but headaches from the for me.

I use the netgear equivalent. Works awesome. Never freezes or anything

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I use what my ip gave me lol but x2 on the netgear

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Linksys is a fine brand I have one at the office and I rarely have any issues. Netgear does make a higher quality item but if you get a deal on a linksys I would take it.

What you need to make sure is that you buy a wireless N router because it will provide the fastest and farthest signal there is. You just need to make sure your laptops are wireless N or draft N compatible to take full advantage of this.

If they are not a wireless N router is still the best option because it will also out a crisper wireless B and G signal.

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the N series routers are the strongest signal you can get...but with that signal some laptops if they have built in network cards wont be configured to pick up an N signal...i would look for a G series router...i would go netgear, just a better product IMO

the N and G will both have plenty of signal to send it through your whole house

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Linksys is a fine brand I have one at the office and I rarely have any issues. Netgear does make a higher quality item but if you get a deal on a linksys I would take it.

What you need to make sure is that you buy a wireless N router because it will provide the fastest and farthest signal there is. You just need to make sure your laptops are wireless N or draft N compatible to take full advantage of this.

If they are not a wireless N router is still the best option because it will also out a crisper wireless B and G signal.

^^Maybe i was wrong on what i said above...i didnt know the N put out a G and B signal

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the N series routers are the strongest signal you can get...but with that signal some laptops if they have built in network cards wont be configured to pick up an N signal...i would look for a G series router...i would go netgear, just a better product IMO

the N and G will both have plenty of signal to send it through your whole house
Yes and no. The N signal is the most powerful but G doesnt even compare. N can send a full strength signal past 100ft where as a G signal is strong for about 30 ft and then gets weaker.

All wireless N routers are backward compatible with G. Not all N routers are compatible with B or A but almost nobody uses those anymore.

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I didnt notice the edit up there^^^ sorry you caught it before I did

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Yes and no. The N signal is the most powerful but G doesnt even compare. N can send a full strength signal past 100ft where as a G signal is strong for about 30 ft and then gets weaker.

All wireless N routers are backward compatible with G. Not all N routers are compatible with B or A but almost nobody uses those anymore.
Way over my head, guess I'll take your word for it


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