I rarely hang out on this side of OCN, so I'll begin my post as usual, painting the scene.
Just moved into a student housing with two other people. House has 3 floors, bottom floor is redundant. Current wireless router is a TP-Link TD-8901G at 54Mbps
. All capable and has enough signal and speed and all, and I can even hit 60 ping in games with another TP LINK USB adaptor. But the signal keeps dropping and rendering it... useless, more than enough times. That's why I'm looking to replace it.
Download speed and ping seems to go well so far, (I hit about 1.0 MB/s the other night, and as mention ping are usually ok) even under that "54 Mbps". I know that's more than I need anyway, I know I'm not hitting 54 Mbps blah blah.
The new router needs to be ADSL2 capable (I'm all new to this. Sigh.), as well as being able to reach the 2 floors with no trouble or significant signal drop at distance. Budget is around £50 as I'm paying out my own wallet *cough studentloan cough*
for it. Also, really wish the ping/speed wouldn't drop if others are using the connection
, provided that the internet connection can take it. (I think I've proven that it can.) Meaning, I don't want the router to be the bottleneck when there is more than one user connected.
I've been looking at this TP-Link TD-W8970
. Would it suffice/ do all I want it to? No, I do not care for its USB storage sharing. Solely wanting a new router to replace the old one to connect to the wall internet connection by TalkTalk.
Any advice guys? Compatible? Anything I should look out for? Are there better alternative? Or would this just do? I would love to Ethnet my rig into this thing but alas my door would clip the cable and there's a radiator (not a computer one) in the way of said wall.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance my fellow OCNers.