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Is that megabits or bytes?
Using my mother's laptop I found out her speeds on speedtest.net
On Ethernet she gets 20mb/s download and 4mb/s upload.
Suprisingly, on Wireless-N she gets 21mb/s and 4mb/s upload.
Its probably because we don't have gigabyte ethernet.

Anyone still know the best solution for me?
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Mbs = megabits. MBs =megabytes. Those are megabyte speeds.

Lan speeds are usually always faster than wan speeds.

Now try her laptop again from you room and see what she gets there.
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luckymy max download speed is 3.0mps :L
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Mbs = megabits. MBs =megabytes. Those are megabyte speeds.

Lan speeds are usually always faster than wan speeds.

Now try her laptop again from you room and see what she gets there.

Alright, understood. I will test it as soon as she gets back.
Does anyone know how much money would it cost to wire ethernet to four rooms?
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Alright, understood. I will test it as soon as she gets back.
Does anyone know how much money would it cost to wire ethernet to four rooms?
it depends on the contractor's price, the distance for each run, and how big your house is. You could try doing it yourself.
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I'm too young, and my mother would kill me for it.
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I'm too young, and my mother would kill me for it.
tell her its a school project
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post #18 of 23

If you are only getting one bar, then it may be time for a bridge/repeater.

If your router have external antennas, you could always look at getting a higher gain Omni directional antenna. Somewhere in the range of 8-9dBi.

Something like this:


But you can look around at more. That one utilizes and SMA connection, which is common on a lot of newer SOHO access points.

That could be the cheapest option.

EDIT// Well, looks like you are out of luck as far as antennas with that router.
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tell her its a school project
I wouldn't want to screw anything up anyways. I have no idea how walls work, fishing, and setting up a network in general.

As for a bridge/repeater, would it be the best choice?
If I were to make a bridge, would you set it up somewhere mid-point and connect wirelessly, or would you have the bridge connect directly to your computer through ethernet.
The pricier option I'm really considering is powerline ethernet. There aren't many good reviews on powerline ethernet itself but I'm willing to try it. Worst case I can return it.
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I wouldn't want to screw anything up anyways. I have no idea how walls work, fishing, and setting up a network in general.

As for a bridge/repeater, would it be the best choice?
If I were to make a bridge, would you set it up somewhere mid-point and connect wirelessly, or would you have the bridge connect directly to your computer through ethernet.
The pricier option I'm really considering is powerline ethernet. There aren't many good reviews on powerline ethernet itself but I'm willing to try it. Worst case I can return it.
a repeater would let you extend the wireless signal by rebroadcasting.

and i believe a bridge has to be through a cable

i would go for a wireless bridge. im actually considering this for my home network.
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