F-13 qnw wireless routers -

Daniel B. Thurman dant at cdkkt.com
Sat Aug 14 17:19:48 UTC 2010


On 08/07/2010 11:07 AM, 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.
>
>     I am on the third WNDR3300 router for other reasons but all of them
>     have had weak signal problems in the 5 gHz band. I just got around
>     to experimenting with that problem over the last two days.
>
>     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.
>
>     Bob
>   
Have you thought of a signal booster and antennae?

Note: Antennas can be direct or omnidirectional and
amps can have different wattages.  Have a look at
these links:

http://www.teletronics.com/amplifiers.html
http://www.teletronics.com/antennas.html

FWIW,
Dan



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