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i need a wired/wireless router that has a "GREAT SIGNAL" from top floor to 2nd floor. Right now my signal is very very bad, but from the same floor is great.

i dont care about usb other features i just need one with good signal and doesn't need a lot of restarts
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It's not your router, it's the dipole antenna on your router. You need an antenna that doesn't have such a flat E plain.
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i dont have antenna on my router it's a router/modem from my isp
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post #4 of 11
Have you tried relocating the modem/router to a different location on that floor? Sometimes moving it just a few feet can make a big difference.

If you are in need of a router the netgear 3500L is a very good price/preformance one. I use it flashed with dd-wrt and it's been running solid for several months and always 5 bars. However, i do not live in a multi level structure but, placement of router can impact it's signal along with microwaves, cordless phones...you get the picture.
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would changing the network adapter on the pc help? currently we have a belkin one from like 2005
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by puffsNasco View Post
i need a wired/wireless router that has a "GREAT SIGNAL" from top floor to 2nd floor. Right now my signal is very very bad, but from the same floor is great.

i dont care about usb other features i just need one with good signal and doesn't need a lot of restarts
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Originally Posted by puffsNasco View Post
i dont have antenna on my router it's a router/modem from my isp
I don't follow you.. Home wifi use antenna types that spread horizontally apposed to vertically. You need to re-orientate your router, create a ESS, or use a wifi antenna that has a taller E-plain..
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post #7 of 11
If you have multiple antennas make sure one is pointed straight out in order to potentially alleviate limited vertical range from the included antennas, although the majority of AP's are set up to only use one 'primary' antenna.

Which router do you have currently?
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post #8 of 11
dlink 4500. Got mine a few years back. Absolutely love it. Its located in the basement of my house. I get full signal on second story in my room where I game. Pricey but I highly reccomend it.
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post #9 of 11
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i have gigaset se567 it doesn't have antennas
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You can extend your network with this easy to setup
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