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Uncle JackD
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Best router for extended range?


Anyone have experience with asus routers?

I'm trying to decide whether to go with asus or linksys. I need the one that'll give me the best range.

Also, which one will be easier to setup using Mac?







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therick711
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re: Best router for extended range?


I am by no means an expert, but I have an ASUS RT-AC66U. I find the range and speeds to be much better than my previous (really old router). An extender is probably going to be necessary for me and probably for you to get maximum range.


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LCA131
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re: Best router for extended range?


Just who the hell do you think you are, anyway?





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TigerRob20
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re: Best router for extended range?


Get one of these to go with your current router

LINK

Works like a charm






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Uncle JackD
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Just who the hell do you think you are, anyway?
Hey there pal






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CaptainPanic
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get a cheap one then buy a wifi booster at best buy for $40 bucks.





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Layabout
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I'm trying to decide whether to go with asus or linksys.

Off the top of my head I'd go with Linksys which is owned by Cisco. Routers are just a sideline for Asus.






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Uncle JackD
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I am by no means an expert, but I have an ASUS RT-AC66U. I find the range and speeds to be much better than my previous (really old router). An extender is probably going to be necessary for me and probably for you to get maximum range.
Thats the one I was looking at. It has really good amazon reviews.






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Fishwater
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Get one of these to go with your current router

LINK

Works like a charm


A repeater will be your best bet, along with a nice router. I currently use a Linksys and it is great.






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Uncle JackD
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re: Best router for extended range?


Does the repeater have to be the same brand as router?





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polarbehr
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re: Best router for extended range?


At least an e3200 from linksys should do the trick





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Casty McBoozer
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Repeaters suck. Get a couple of these (or 3, or 4, or however many you need, they can scale to thousands to cover a very large area: LINK





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Uncle JackD
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re: Best router for extended range?


This is the linksys I was looking at

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Uncle JackD
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Repeaters suck. Get a couple of these (or 3, or 4, or however many you need, they can scale to thousands to cover a very large area: LINK
How to those set up?






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khutch6
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Get one of these to go with your current router

LINK

Works like a charm


I also have one. Works great






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polarbehr
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Good router.





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G Vice
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I also have that Asus router (about one month). It has kick arse speed and range. Was worth the 200 bones. Yes, you too can be an OT baller.

ETA: set-up could not be easier. No disc. Sets up via internet in 2 minutes, max.



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Uncle JackD
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None of these give you range perameters... Would a router like that spread through 2300 sq ft or would I need an extender?





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Uncle JackD
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I also have that Asus router (about one month). It has kick arse speed and range. Was worth the 200 bones. Yes, you too can be an OT baller.
It spreads throughout your whole house? 5k sq ft, right?

I want one with wide range to get a Solid connection on the patio for Apple TV



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polarbehr
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Its all about location .





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