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Do most routers have the same wifi range or some are just better then others?

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I have a linksys, pretty old one got it for like 10 bucks 3 years ago and flashed dd wrt on it. Its great, has many features and runs awesome. Though I feel like the range on it sucks. For example I am one floor above it and I don't get full bars of wifi on my phone. Two rooms over the other side and there is barley any signal. I never looked into routers before so I don't know if there is just too many walls or modern wifi routers are much better?

EDIT: I looked up the name of the router and its wrtg52 very 2
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Well for starters , What material are the walls made of , number 2 how many people will you have connected to the wifi.

Some routers have better range depending on the TYPE A,G,N.
Now a days youll see Wireless G as well as N or N+.

Im my situation the walls in my house are Solid Concrete wireless is terrible , i get 2 bars 40 feet away.

If your house has thick walls and just always had badwireless why not look into a range extender or buy a new router and use your current one as a Range Extender thumb.gif
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A range extender?

Also, my walls aren't really that thick. I have one power line connected to my tv. Can I use that power line and get a 2nd router for my range extender? or the range extender has to be directly connected to the router without any power lines between?


Edit: Many things are connected to my wifi. 5 phones, 2 laptops, 1 computer, 1 tv. For Lan I have 1 computer, and a IPTV.
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