F-13 qnw wireless routers -
davidsen at tmr.com
Fri Aug 13 23:09:35 UTC 2010
Bob Goodwin wrote:
> This is a current updated f-13 computer connected to our home LAN. I
> have been using a Buffalo Airstation WLI-TX4-AG300N, essentially an
> Ethernet wireless adapter to access the system. I recently bought a
> Netgear WNDR330 dual band "N" wireless router and am having a lot of
> trouble getting it to perform as advertised. This is a less than 20
> year old typical two story frame house. I would expect the walls to
> be essentially transparent to RF energy.
> Normally the distance between the router and the wireless adapter is
> less than forty feet and there has been no problem operating in the
> 2.4 gHz band however I find that with equipment located as it has
> been for several years the new router will not function at that
> distance in the 5 gHz band. In fact to get any connection at all I
> have to reduce the distance to about ten feet which pretty well
> negates the advantage of a wireless system. I decided several years
> ago that running cables in this house is out of the question.
> Does anyone have experience with a similar system? I would be
> interested to know if my observations are typical or if I have an
> equipment problem. I am considering obtaining a different wireless
> adapter device to replace the Buffalo unit since it is the only
> thing unchanged here.
> Any suggestions or observations will be appreciated. I feel,like I
> am operating in a vacuum with no one to consult.
When Wireless-n was approved I bought a cheap Rosewill AP from Newegg and a USB
dongle, and a PCI USB card so I could learn ad hoc networks. I am in an 1895
three story Victorian house, my computer room is on the 2nd floor. I bought this
equipment because it was cheap and I could return it. Haven't yet.
I work all over the house, on the porch, in the back yard, it's all good. My
usual workplace is a recliner in the library, in front of the TV. Get 100Mb or
so, not bonding, little of what I do needs speed, but dead reliable.
I hope this is similar enough to be useful.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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