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Buying a new AC-wifi router - or not?

Q: Buying a new AC-wifi router - or not?

Hi All,

We have been using an unlimited data plan Tether on my win-ph8.1 cell phone for Internet in the house. That's 2-PCs, 2-tablets and 1-phone all using Wifi for Internet. We have had zero problems internally, but the cellular service is less than stellar so I have had the ADSL reconnected.

I am wondering if buying a new AC-Wifi router makes sense, but then I read this page...
What is the actual real-life speed of wireless networks ? :: SG FAQ

The thing being that the devices we are connecting to the Wifi-AP are all 150M (11G or 11N) toys. So, I have gone back to the old trusty Buffalo 300-dual band (DD-Wrt) router and a Actiontec ADSL2+ Modem, as it seems more than adequate for our household needs.

I do have a TP-Link N600 modem router but the 11G band stopped working after three months and TP-Link have been moronically useless at fixing it. I have turned off Wifi (switch on back) and just use it as a router for the home network. I guess I could turn Wifi back on and disable the 2.4GHz band in setup.

Is the Actiontec modem (GT701D-NF) likely to be a strangle-point?
Would the TP-Link N600 have better modem performance?

Thoughts and suggestions?

Thanks

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A: Buying a new AC-wifi router - or not?

Only if you plan on streaming media off of a server, or have the option of getting Gb Internet in your area. Otherwise, just a waste of money.

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I have a broadband connection directly connected to my PC without a moden...which one of these routers should i buy

http://www.flipkart.com/d-link-dir-...14&srno=p_1&query=router&otracker=from-search

http://www.flipkart.com/tp-link-tl-...14&srno=p_2&query=router&otracker=from-search

http://www.flipkart.com/tp-link-tl-...14&srno=p_3&query=router&otracker=from-search

http://www.flipkart.com/netgear-jnr...14&srno=p_4&query=router&otracker=from-search
 

A:+ 0 VOTES Help with buying a wifi router?

Without a modem?

With most routers, the router WAN port is connected to the modem.
 

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So basically I want a new router because the router I have now is old as hell and doesn't have a strong signal but I was wondering other than wifi are their any other pros of getting a new router?
 

A:Pros of buying a new router to plug into my current router/modem combo?

depends on what you have now and what facilities you need
some provide a media service , can have Harddrives attached and Act as USB print servers
also broadcast wireless on 2.4GHz and 5GHz

5Ghz can solve itnterference problems
 

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Hi,

I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection.

But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable modem(old modem) along with it.

I have connected my PC this way:
Cable modem -> Router -> PC through RJ45. I am able to access internet from my PC, but I am not able to get wifi working on the router. And I am logging onto internet through a dial up connection.
Questions:
1) Please help in configuring the router to get wifi working.
2) Also, my default gateway seems to be either 0.0.0.0 or blank. So, I am not able to login to the modem unless I remove the modem connection. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong here.

Here are a few more details:
Output of ipconfig: http://pastebin.com/Zr9Eb7L7
 

A:Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Wifi Router

Hey Narain. The D-Link unit you have appears to be a combo unit (modem and wireless router) since it connects straight to the RJ-11 phone line. This unit won't work with an ISP that provides service by way of coax cable. The D-Link will work if you want to use DSL, but you need a cable service compatible modem or combo modem/router if you use cable service.

ftp://support.dlink.co.in/broadband/DSL-2750U/manual/DSL-2750U_C1_Manual_IN_1.00.pdf
 

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her we go again. it seems like too many threads have i started to ask about my router problems. having very bad Internet connection, doing more troubleshooting than surfing, facing such frustrating times on the internet.

NO MORE OF THIS NONSENSE!!! I'm getting myself a new router

I have been using everything aztech in my wireless network
and I think it's time to change brand. please give me your solutions and reviews about the product youv'e used

I would like a router that can give me a good signal for both storeys in my house. my aztech has very wide coverage but I can hardly get anything on when I'm up in my room.
recommend me something that's not aztech and that you think is a good brand or model
 

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I am looking to buy a new router. I have about 12 wireless devices running at one time (8 PC;s and 4 Phones) and would like a fast router but do not do any gaming. I see some are rated at 450MBPs but I am not sure what to buy. I do not need all the bells and whistles just a fast router with a USB for a network storage drive. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also all my devices are within 30 feet of router.
I have RCN Cable modem 50 MBPs

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Which brand of router do u prefer? Linksys, Belkin, TRENDnet, or netgear? My 2 other dlink routers malfunction and i need a new one.

A:Need help buying new router!

Wireless Router Reviews: Best Wireless Router

This will help you decide.

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I'm not sure this is the proper place to post this but its the best spot I could find.

I'm looking to replace my old Dell router I've had for about 7 years or so now. Its done a great job but its showing its age.

For my new router I have a lot of requirements for it.

First, it has to be 802.11n capable, while also being able to support all of the older Wi-Fi specs. I would really like ac spec to future proof but even streaming 4k video doesn't take up all the bandwidth of an n router.

It has to be able to broadcast at least 2 separate networks on two different specs at the same time but preferably 3, although I'm not sure that's possible.

It has to have VPN support.

It has to have have least 3 wired gigabit ethernet ports.

It has to be capable of handling printing from the network, wireless of course.

It has to have NAS capability, as I plan on having at least one very large external hard drive attached to it to store movies and such, so I can stream them to my PS3, laptop, etc.

All in all, it will have about 4 or 5 laptops connected to it, 3 gaming systems, 4 or 5 smart phones, 2 tablets, the printer, the hard drive, and 2 different cell-phone signal booster boxes attached. A lot I know.

I want to setup a guest network upstairs, then hopefully two different networks for downstairs.

I may have to buy 2 routers and have one act as wired bridge to the other to do this, again if possible. Or I might buy a powerline solution and then connect a router to that in another... Read more

A:Need Help Buying A New Router

Wow a lot of stuff lol. Are you using cable or dsl ? I would also suggest a switch along with your router might make some things simpler.

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Hello guys,I' am back with a new problem for you 'geniuses' to solve.Well,as I have bought a brand new pc now,I shifted my old[though still working] pc to another part of my house.I currently use this wifi router:- http://www.amazon.in/D-Link-DIR-816-Wireless-AC750-Router/dp/B00PVDF83A . I have an internet connection of 10 Mbps,so I have no problem sharing the connection with my other PC,which my little brother intends to use[mostly for objectionable material that adolescent boys tend to do,I think IMO].So,I checked up on the internet how I can share the connection of my internet with another PC,it seems all roads led to a term known as 'wifi dongle'.I have known wifi dongles from companies such as reliance to provide internet connection,but it never occurred to me that it can be used to share a wireless connection of another router.

These are my queries:-

1)Can a wifi dongle be used as,let us say, to share a wifi connection with another pc[just like a mobile does].

2)Will the wifi dongle act as a wireless receiver for my other computer?

3)How reliable is this ****?

4)If you have the time,explain to me in a layman's language,how a wifi dongle truly works,and how it may function in different scenarios?
If the above queries are satisfied,then recommend me a nice wifi dongle in the 500-1.5 k[Rupees,I live in India] range.[Check the warranty period,preferably 2-3 years].Have a nice day
 

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Hello. My current router, which I have used for many years, has recently died and I am in search for a better one. My current desktop adapter is an WDA 2320 http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=471
Can anyone recommend a router that is compatible with my adapter, and is amazing for it's price.
Thank you.
 

A:Buying new router, need suggestions

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I've been checking various sites for routers and am dumbfounded, mainly cause I have not need a new one for over 10 years, until it died. I am not looking for the fastest or most expensive ...judging from the prices I've seen, the cheapest ones, are obviously more advanced than the one I had. I don't know what to look for, really. I have a cable modem ( recent ). I have a desktop and notebook. I am not into games, if that means anything. I may be considering getting some streaming...and get rid of cable TV, but 'cornered' with their internet...also, keeping in mind that "Black Friday" is just about upon us. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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I finally upgrade my outdated netgear router I've had for the last half decade and I went and bought the linksys wrt54g because I wanted something with wireless capability and I heard it was a decent router for the price. Well, I've had nothing but problems with it constantly cutting out my connection every 20 minutes and nobody can seem to find out why. Even my roommate who has a networking degree has no idea. But anyway I'm going to return it to the store I bought it from and get something else. I'd like some suggestions on some good quality routers with wireless capability. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
 

A:Buying new router, need suggestions

Did you upgrade the Linksys to the latest firmware?

What connection is being lost--WAN, LAN, WLAN?
 

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Hi,

I am thinking of buying the Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B Broadband Router and I would like to know if this includes the modem and router? Would I need a separate modem to access the internet on the main PC?

I heard a long time ago that if the main computer with the wireless access point and internet connection turns their computer off, the person accessing the internet with the wireles adapter from upstairs for example could still have internet access? Is this true and if so, is it for all wireless access points?

Thanks a lot.
 

A:buying a wireless router...

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I am looking to buy a wireless router, but I have not used one before, and am a bit lost as to knowing what one to get.

It will be used to connect to my PC and Xbox 360 via a wired connection and PS3 and PSP via wireless. It has to be compatible with both XP and Vista, and be less than $150.

I don't want a router with an ADSL modem built in, as I have a wireless broadband internet connection. And is it worth getting an 802.11n router, even if none of my devices support that standard? Would it still give faster speeds?

I really don't know which brand offers the best reliability and performance, so it would be a big help to get a recommendation from someone who knows about routers.

One that caught my eye was the Gigabyte AirCruiser, but it is a bit dated and doesn't say it works with Vista (which I will need if I upgrade my PC).

If anyone knows of the best router that fits my criteria, I would be very grateful for any advice.
 

A:Router buying advice

What router did you end up buying?
 

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Hi guys,

let me start off by saying I am by no means computer illiterate. BUT, when it comes to routers & modems, I'm pretty close.

Anyway, I've only had one wireless router ever, a linksys that is at least 10 years old and a similarly old modem. Long story short, I know I am not getting what I am paying for in terms of internet with the cable company and have been experiencing increasingly sketchy wifi and buffering when streaming live video.

My understanding is that its best to not buy all in one modems/wireless routers because they experience more problems overall, and with that in mind I've settled on a Motorola MB7420 modem, but am unsure on a router. I do not want to buy an expensive router that vastly exceeds the data routing capacity (or whatever) as my understanding is that it would be capped at whatever my modem (& cable internet plan) will give me.

Is an ASUS RT-AC68W an appropriate router given the modem I'm looking at? Would I be able to handle 2 people streaming HD video, (sometimes live) & 1 person casually browsing the internet all simultaneously? There are a total of 3-4 smartphones as well.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks fellas
 

A:Buying a new Modem & router

That router, and any other 802.11ac router, should handle your needs with plenty to spare.

You didn't say what your internet access speeds are supposed to be, but most cable companies today are providing enough download (say, 12 Mbps or better) to handle your needs.
 

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Hi, i recently decided to go for a wireless network in my house, with a work laptop and 2 home pcs running xp pro. Thinking of getting a Linksys Wireless-G 54mbps Broadband Router with two network adaptors for the pc, as im on a small budget. Apparently my laptop has a ENE CB1410 Cardbus controller as a PCMIA adaptor, not sure if this would be compatible with the router?ta.
 

A:Buying a wireless router

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Hey all,

I don't know anything about buying routers and I need help!

This is my current router http://www.netgear.co.uk/home/products/wirelessrouters/simplesharing/dgn1000.aspx#two
I recently purchased this router thinking all routers are compatible with my internet http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Wireless-Dualband-Router-Cable/dp/B005626UOM/ref=pd_sim_computers_3
apparently i need a modem with this router... I don't have a modem.
I am on Virgin media's basic package if that helps.

Tell me which routers are compatible.

I am now sitting here eating ice cream like an idiot trying to figure out what to do...
 

A:Solved: I need help buying a router...

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I need help buying a new internet router, currently in possesion of a WRT54G Linksys internet router which i think is causing internet router conflict with others because on my xbox live games like call of duty 3 keep getting this message saying 'could not connect to all players' this happens around 75% of the time i join a server.

I dont know if its my router or isp but i think its my router and im sick of not being able to join the games i want, i wanted to know if the thing im saying is possible and likely and also if there is a particular internet router which works well with gaming and doesnt have much problems etc.

Any help is very appreciated, thanks again.
British_Command
 

A:Help buying an internet router?!

Do you know how to configure a router to let you play online games?
 

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Hello. I have had this damned Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11b/g Wireless adapter for years and since it's connection stability issues and speed starts to annoy me, I'm thinking of buying a new wireless adapter.
My router is Huawei B970 and it is a couple of rooms away from my PC.
I don't care if the adapter is USB or PCI I just want it to be stable and fast. What would you recommend?

Looking forward to hearing your opinion,

Martin
 

A:Solved: Advice for buying a new WiFi adapter

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hi guys
ive been looking for long ranged antennas and wifi adapters to try and catch my neighbour's internet connection that is about 4 km away.
im not sure if 4km is possible, but me and my friend have been looking for what appears to be the most powerfull adpater that is around 2000mW, but most people say that these are fake.
from what i understood .

any thoughts on what the best adapters are there out there that are in fact good for long ranges?
 

A:buying a long range wifi bundle

Hello ricmetal,

To clarify, you are looking to build an antenna that will extend your range.

Google a "pringles can antenna".

I am not sure if I can be of any further assistance as what your are looking to do is illegal. Even if you have the permission of your neighbor, that would mean that they are operating an illegal ISP.
 

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I have a desktop that is able to have wifi it's a adapter dell 1450 UBS Wireless 802.11a/b/g it works so does the router which is a Cisco Linsky E 1000 it shows um that it works I'm getting packet but I just can't seem to connect I don't understand it says that I am connected but I cannot get on the internet what am I doing wrong please help my desktop is compaq hp with wireless capability help!
 

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My HP ZBook does not connect to my D-Link  Model DSL-2750U rooter even though my phone and other laptops can connect to internet.

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I am looking to replace my tired Linksys WRT54G router that is about 10 years old. I love the router, and its even better with DD-WRT on it, but I'm starting to have troubles with the wifi dropping all the connects for a couple seconds when running all my wireless devices. I have 3 smart phones, 2 tablets, 1 Chromecast, a smart TV, and Roku + a laptop or 3 in my house right now, and it seems like its getting to be a bit much for it.
I have had to completely re-flash the firmware twice this year to get the wifi working again, so I'm thinking its time for replacement.
I have been thinking about just getting the new WRT54GL for $50, but I'm also thinking it might be a good idea to upgrade the wifi technology past wireless G .
I'm wondering if my Tablet (Nexu 9), and our smartphones (Razr HD Max) along with the Chromecast will take advantage of the new wireless standards and higher speeds or not? If they will can someone recomend a decent wireless router that takes DD-WRT nicely in the sub-$100 range? Thanks!
 

A:Looking for new Wifi Router - Will Tablet/Smartphone take advantage of new wifi Standards?

I been programming in Android/Linux since 2010 and there is code that supports VHT is Very High Throughput. Right now the standards are HT is High Throughput .

As for DD-WRT firmware is like your overclocking your router pushing it beyond the OEM limits. I use to use DD-WRT but had quit many years ago since the routers that used that firmware would fail too much.

So best to buy a better business type enterprise router wired then you can use WiFi router as AP or just get WiFi AP(access point). To me WiFi Router is also Wired Router, but to use just a wired router and use WiFi AP through a switch is better. If one or the other goes you can easy replace them. Where as if the WiFi Router fails you would need to replace it.

If you really want to use DD-WRT then Look at Buffalo WiFi Routers some come pre-installed with DD-WRT on them. Frankly you really don't need DD-WRT today because newer routers or WiFi routers are much better built and offer much more power NPU = network processor units and 128, 256, 512, 1GB of RAM some have Dual Cores.
 

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I am currently stationed in Germany, and live in a village that has horrible internet. I cannot stream netflix, hulu, and downloads take several hours.

Is there a way to combine the internet that my cell phone receives and the wifi router I have at home to increase speed?

I have the ability to create a wifi hotspot from my cell phone if this helps.

Just something I thought up in my head, and wanted to find out if it is possible. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Combining Wifi Hotspot and Router Wifi for faster internet

You can, try this http://www.octopusplus.com/download.jsp or http://www.connectify.me/
 

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Can your ISP stop you from using your own modem/router? Is there any extra fees I would have to pay?
 

A:Can ISP stop you from buying your own modem or router

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Can anyone advise me as to what is a good brand. It is for a home network. We have 3 computers.
 

A:buying wireless router need advice

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Hey guys.

Im about to go out and buy a router. I live in Australia so its PPPoE or whatever. What is a good router with 4 to 8 ports and possilby a print server. I like D-Link for its easy setup. I had a bad experience with a netcomm nb1300 plus so im not bnuying it again.

Anything up to $150 AUS is fine..

Thanks,
Ph30nIX.
 

A:Buying a router in 2 days, some suggestions.

In Oz you should be able to get Billion routers from www.billion.com or www.billion.com.tw
I have their Billion Bipac 640AE broadband router 4-port 10/100Mbsp
They are cheap and cheerful and work great.
I use a separate 2-ports (parallel) printserver, Netgear PS110

Because I needed more ports on my router, I just bought an 8-port SMC Barricade SMC7008ABR, which includes 1 parallel printerport.
The SMC7008ABR also comes with connection insurance through a built-in serial port for dial-up access, so you won't be out on a limb if your broadband connection fails.
www.smc.com
Very recommendable. Mine was a factory-refurbished one for US $34.99 (normally about $85.-).
 

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hi, im fairly new to computing so i thought id seek some advice, ive got my grandson moving in soon and would like to give him internet access via a router, im with virgin media (cable), can any body recommend a router that doesnt cost to much. are they difficult to set up?, thanks for any advice given.

A:advice needed for buying a router

Hello Simon.

You may have to purchase a router through virgin media, your ISP. You might call them and ask if you have to use one of their routers or not. Ask how much it is as well.

The following may not apply to you:
{Likely you would have to search the internet in your particular region. In addition, you may just want to go into your local computer store, such as best buy, and ask them what the cheapest solution to your needs is. From where I am at, its an average of 60$. If you shop locally, you wont have to wait for it, and you can ask questions. You also don't have to pay a shipping fee.}

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I plan to buy a new laptop next June or July (possibly a Dell XPS series). We currently have a desktop which we'll keep and so will be networking the laptop with it. I am really uneducated with networking but as I understand it, I will need to purchase a router (I want wireless) and a wireless card. My question is: can I buy any wireless network router now or do I need to wait until I buy the laptop before I buy the router. In other words, will any wireless router work with any laptop? My reason to buy a router now is a $40 rebate if purchased before Dec. 31. I'd appreciate any help.
 

A:Need Advice on Buying a Network Router

Yep, any old Ethernet router will do the job for ya.
 

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This one:

Because my desktop was situated at the other side of the house from the router, I bought what I thought was an official Intel card with this antenna because I knew the longer range and clearance would help. However, once the card came in it turns out while it does have the right mPCI Intel card, the mPCI to PCIe adapter and antennas are very different, and the antennas are the generic short black plastic ones
I did buy it through Amazon third party seller but I don't want to go through the hassle of returning it as the card is still genuine and the adapter has a metal heat shield which I think is good as it bumps up against my GPU, but I had really shitty speeds until I fiddled with the antennas a bit and it's still not the best.

So, is it possible to buy this antenna standalone, or is there a similar one? I don't really want to go for the goofy extra long black antennas, or the bases that look like automotive CB radio antennas. And I'd like fast shipping and for it to be under $20CAD or so inc shipping, if possible.

Thanks.

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I have been trying for some time to accomplish the title result. I'm not techie enough to do it.

What I want is to be able to use a Tablet to read in the rear of my home (which is out of range for incoming wifi signal.)

If I can set up the computer to do this, I will cable connect to a router in that area.
I have two computers and could use either.

1.a PC running XP (should update to windows 8.1, but have never bothered to do that, since XP works just fine. (I had this computer sharing to the router, when I had DSL internet connection, using Windows wizard to set it up) Couldn't get it to work when I switched to WIFI internet access) I could switch to win 7 or 8.1 if that would help.

2. a Lap Top running WIN 8.1,

Any help is appreciated.

A:Internet access via WIFI and share WIFI via second router

Due to the age of XP this is not the best option for what you want to do

Either windows 7 or 8.1 have access to Internet connection sharing (ICS) built in

To use ICS you need at least two connections to the local LAN, these can be any mix of wifi or Ethernet.

As you have a laptop you likely already have a system to use for this

There is a tutorial explaining the basics ... and more on this site

Check it out and post back if you have any issues

Internet Connection Sharing - Create WiFi HotSpot

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So I got a new router yesterday to replace the old one, and I've been working on it for a long time. But I can't seem to figure out why there isn't any internet connection. The new WiFi Router (D-Link DR-842) Shows it is connected to the internet (green light) but in the setup page, it says disconnected. Could the PPPoE details be causing this? As far as I know everything is correctly set up except for the internet part.
 

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my HP 15 116 laptop wifi cannot connect to wifi router modem AND it keeep on saying "cant connect to this network" whereas it  can work perfectly fine on smartphone wifi hotspot . please fix it ......... DONT MAKE ME REGRET ON BUYING HP LAPTOP ....

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Wifi doesn't connect when i move away from wifi router. I have a wifi router installed in my drawing room where i get good browsing speed on phones and laptops. But the problem starts when i take my laptop from drawing room to my bedroom which is not more than 5 mtrs from router. Wifi signal drops to zero on laptop whereas it remains decent on phones. Earlier my laptop used to connect in bedroom as well..This is happening lately. Is there any solution?

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Hi Could you please tell me if this is possible:
My computer is connected to a wireless network. Can I hook up my D-link (DIR-412) to my computer and use the internet from the computer to output another wireless area?

Thanks sounds complicated.
 

A:Connected to WIFI and want to extend wifi with another wireless router

Where you live is your setup like this?

#1
Internet
Modem
WiFi Router

or

#2
Internet
Modem with built-in WiFi Router

If you want extend the WiFi you would get WiFi Access Point. Or you can take a WiFi Router and disable NAT, SPI, DCHP, then you create a static IP address. 192.168.x.50
 

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Hello, all.

I have been having lots of problems with my old router (~2 years old) which is the ZIO something something one that came in korean.

it's 802.11 b/g and has wpa aes encryption but the signal from the router to the bedroom is the problem

sometimes it's good and i like it (60-70 %) but sometimes especially when gaming, the signal goes to 20-30 percent and it is just annoying.

I'm planning on purchasing an American brand N router that would benefit me.
What do I look for when buying a router?

Would it reach my bedroom and stay 70%+ everytime?

One more question: If i were in the bedroom and my brother was in the living room and we were both using wi-fi (he's next to the router, im far from it), would i receive any internet at all or will the router distribute internet evenly even though im far from the router? cause thats also another problem we're having.

if one person is closer to the router than the other, then the other wont receive internet

A:Tips and Recommendations/questions for buying a new Router?

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I'm currently in the market to buy a new wireless router and adapter for my home network. As of right now I have a Linksys WRT110 router and a Linksys WMP54GS in the only wireless client on the network. This client serves for basic computing and gaming. The client only gets about a ~60% connection to the router at any given time when it's only around 50 feet away from the router with a wall separating the two. My apartment building is an old remodeled warehouse with alot of steel reinforcements and such, so that may be a reason for weak signal, I'm really not too sure. So I need a router/adapter that has good range and is solid for gaming in this kind of environment. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Buying new wireless router/adapter for gaming

is there any way to possibly hard-wire the setup? non-wireless LAN connections are the absolute best when it comes to gaming. just throwing that out there as CAT cable is relatively cheap (compared to some of the better routers) and doesn't depend on signal strength; is easy to run through walls and such. you would also be able to keep the current router configured in the network.

if you need to go wireless, the latest wireless-n technology is the way to go, but you'll need a wireless-n adapter to get full n speeds. in other words you can use b/g adapters with a wireless-n router but it will not operate at wireless-n speeds. i'm not typically fussy about wireless routers, but it depends on what your client is willing to spend and availability. most of the newer Linksys routers are fine.
 

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i am looking for a wireless router for my one laptop. I've been searching for days and all the reviews are very confusing; one says a router is great and the other says it is not. Please someone help me! im going crazy trying to find the right one, because i know nothing about this.
Thank you ahead of time, sara
 

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i have posted this but no one has even viewed it as the title wasn't very good.

Anyway, i have 2 wifi routers, one in the lounge that is on internet, one in my room that is not.

i want them both to be able to supply internet.

the one in my room will just be used to ethernet internet into my PS3.

alternative is that i use the wifi on my laptop then ethernet my laptop to PS3, is this possible?
 

A:Wifi router to wifi router? so i can use PS3 via ethernet

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Hello, I am a bit of a hard time with 2 routers on one network and unfortunately as things stand now they both have to be there. So I just got ADSL and the only modem option available to me was one with a 4-port wired router, I hooked that up into my existing network of about 9 computers (5 laptops and 4 desktops) which is connected by another 4-port WiFi router.

I started out with my only goal of hooking 3 of these computers to the internet after I got the DSL by some MAC filtering configured in the WiFi router. But, having the DSL modem/router has created another issue. I am using 2 separate IP gateways for both the routers which are in the same subset, I can connect to both of them from all my machines. The problem is I don't have any control over which computer connects to what router. I am trying to avoid setting each PC up with a static IP that needs internet access.

Here is my setup in more detail. My ADSL router is 192.168.1.254 and my WiFi router is 192.168.1.111 and both have the subnet 255.255.255.0. My ADSL connection has dynamic IP and the modem/router is connected into a LAN port on the WiFi router. I have tried disabling DHCP on the modem/router and changed my WiFi router IP to that of the modem (which was counter productive) to no avail. Someone mentioned MAC address cloning but I am not sure if it will work in this setup. Since I configured this I am seeing quite a few IP conflicts, which are probably my fault as I didn't check when I was setting... Read more

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hi guys, my setup before was cable modem box outputs to hub. port 1 outputs to my computer. port 2 outputs to my wireless access point so i could roam my house. but to do that i have to pay brighthouse roadrunner for 2 ip addresses because i do an online sex webcam for partime work...please stop giggling...lol...anyway i know that using just a wireless router doesnt work because the website host cant see my webcam feed upload. i thought i read somewhere that i can setup my wireless router to be my hub and wireless access point. am i making apples taste like apples here? thanks...
 

A:i am buying a wireless router. can i also set it up to be an access point for webcast

Using just the router (and one IP address) should work just fine. You may have to configure some port forwarding and triggers - your website host should be able to help you with the details.

Some routers are clever enough to be able to use several external IP addresses too. Again, you ought to consult someone for the details and help on how to make it go.
 

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I have a Netgear WGR614v9 router and was wondering if its possible to use this as a wireless adapter for my computer?? I think it might support the DDWRT open source firmware??? I am wanting to do this STRICTLY as a learning purpose.
 

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I just want to know if its possible to connect your wifi broadband to wifi router? and if it is, How?
 

A:HOw to Connect wifi broadband to Wifi Router

I may be misunderstanding you but if you're getting WiFi out of your broadband appliance already, you don't need a router. If you do want to use a WiFi router, you're not going to be using the WiFi signal from the broadband appliance.
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Actually my wifi adapter can catch all other wifi signal except my wifi router.

A:my notebook wifi adapter don't get my wifi router

There are several resons.1. The wifi signal might be too weak at the point where the computer is.2. Other device radiation/signals might be blocking it.3. Your router signal might be hodden (check EWS of router).4. Signal broadcasting might have been turned off on router. Since other signals are found on the computer, there shouldnt be a issue with your couputer.

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Hello one and all,
I am sincerely hoping someone can assist with my little networking problem as i'm tearing my hair out now..

Here at work we have a Vigor Modem/Router hosting our connection to the world. It was originally on DHCP & the 4 computers & 2 printers found their own IP addresses without problem.

We added a Linksys router via ethernet (to a lan port not the wan) in another area of the yard. This was fine also on DHCP and connecting wirelessly from a laptop or mobile phone was a doddle.

Then our oh so wonderful IT geek decided to put the Vigor on a Static IP along with all the computers connected to it. This has some how cut off the wifi capability of the Linksys router now.

It is basically acting as a hub for two laptops and nothing else.

In simplistic terms with some detail what settings need changing on the Linksys if any?

The Vigors internal IP is 192.168.1.1
Linksys is 192.168.1.4
both on subnet 255.255.255.0

I have been advised to set the Linksys to a static IP on the Internet Connection option but what set of figures do i need for that??

Fingers crossed...

Stonkin
 

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Hello,

I have a wireless adsl router in preparation for broadband arriving in our area soon (long story), and have some questions:

I have a laptop with wifi card and want to setup a home network with this, and my PC (plugged-in via LAN cable to the router).. laptop is XP, PC is Win2K
I can't seem to get this to work. one minute the PC can 'see' the laptop (in network neighbourhood) and then the other way round, but I can never access shared directories on either... is there a good guide somewhere to set this up?

Also, shouldn't I be able to use the router from the PC as if it were a wifi card?
i.e. on the laptop, once the wifi card is plugged in, it displays all wifi networks in the area and their signal strength etc.... how can I do this using the router/PC??

With the laptop I can connect to our neighbours wifi router and use their bradband connection, but I want to do the same from the PC.. is that possible?

Thanks in advance all..

(P.S. router is a D-Link DSL-604+)
 

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