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Old 04-16-2005, 02:22 AM   #1
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Default Wireless Router Help

I got a cheap wireless router off to newegg for like 6 bucks, it was a gigafast or something like that. I also got a TRENDware USB adapter. The adapter is not very far from the router, and i get really crappy signal. I bought a USB extension (15ft) to extend my USB adapter, and its still the same, even with it 15ft closer. I get frequent connection cuts, and i'm running 802.11g and i'm running at best 11mb per sec.

If i get a better router, say a matching TRENDware, will my signal problem be ok? Really this thing is under 50ft away, and 802.11g is suppost to have good range. I think it could be from a cheap router?

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Old 04-16-2005, 02:23 AM   #2
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Maybe...try sticking with reputable brands like Linksys, D-Link, Netgear etc. They're a tad more expensive, but you get what you pay for.
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:28 AM   #3
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is it my hardware, or house? If I go with all Linksys, will i be in the clear for sure? One of my friends has all Linksys with 802.11b and he gets better signal than me.
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Well if it's within your house, there shouldn't be a problem...I think it might be your hardware. Although those brands that you bought may be cheap, it's not worth it in the long run.
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Old 04-16-2005, 03:20 AM   #5
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Try out some of belkins' new pre-n gear. it is supposed to have 800% better coverage that 802.11g
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:15 AM   #6
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well the only thing is i dont wanna buy new and better hardware and still have the same problem, if i'm going to buy new linknsys stuff, i want to have good signal all the time and not have to worry.
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:42 AM   #7
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I've been looking at Linksys stuff, and they've got cheap stuff, and expensive stuff, i'd like to get a router, and adapter both with speedboost.

If i get the "cheaper" linksys, will i see lower speeds than with speedboost. Its just more money
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Nah, SpeedBoost is overkill. Normal 802.11g is already really fast.
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