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Hey everyone I'm open to some suggestions as to how i can improve my fibre speed around the house!

I'm from the UK and recently upgraded to a 76/20 fibre package which is amazing fast when a laptop is plugged in. Problem is, my PC is in another room ruling out and psychical connection to the router which is downstairs miles away. The router they supplied does an ok job on wifi but doesn't get me anywhere near the 76/20 more 35/15. Changing the router settings doesn't help either.

I tried out some 500mb/s powerline adapters but which terrible results, i guess the run is to long, or the cabling in the house isn't new enough causing to much resistant.

So i guess that leaves a new router. Whats good out there that will easily allow me to hit that all important 76mb download speed.

Thanks.
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Whats you max budget? This router will surely get you at 76 mb. Link. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320091&cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-BOTB-_-NA-_-NA&nm_mc=ExtBanner&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3349309&SID=skim92X1160522X130595bd875182139005d8fb5f1a6f99
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agreed that is a beastly router. I have personally tested it, and it is basically Mansion-proof in terms of range. that being said, you can get close to the same performance for less from Asus:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320062
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Thanks for the links I'll take a look. I may of found another way allowing me to hardwire the connection to my pc instead. Although those routers look mighty impressive
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For Wireless it also depends on the Wireless Card.

I've got a Laptop with a 2 Stream Antenna supporting 50mbps while my Desktop with a USB equivalent only gets 20mbps. (Reverts to 20MHZ or some reason.)

I'd say powerline networking might be a good bet. Alot more stable than Wireless if it works and you can get about 80mbps usually.

Also got myself a Linksys E900 for like 20 bucks and flash Tomato Mega / DD-WRT Mega on it. Supports up to 85 mbps on the WAN side and it's pretty awesome despite the 100 megabit ports.
Edited by linkinparkfan007 - 4/5/13 at 10:18pm
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For Wireless it also depends on the Wireless Card.

I've got a Laptop with a 2 Stream Antenna supporting 50mbps while my Desktop with a USB equivalent only gets 20mbps. (Reverts to 20MHZ or some reason.)

I'd say powerline networking might be a good bet. Alot more stable than Wireless if it works and you can get about 80mbps usually.

Also got myself a Linksys E900 for like 20 bucks and flash Tomato Mega / DD-WRT Mega on it. Supports up to 85 mbps on the WAN side and it's pretty awesome despite the 100 megabit ports.

Been taking a look routers and cards it seems asus are a good choice. No joy with power line adaptors. I wish it was that simple but the run must be to great I just can't get the performance out of them.

I'm exploring a cat5 as an option atm as its going to work out at over £200 for a good wifi solution.
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Been taking a look routers and cards it seems asus are a good choice. No joy with power line adaptors. I wish it was that simple but the run must be to great I just can't get the performance out of them.

I'm exploring a cat5 as an option atm as its going to work out at over £200 for a good wifi solution.

I have cat5e and it works fine. I got 75 feet of it for $13
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Not sure where you live, but in my apartment all the neighbors are using 2.4 GHz WiFi. Switching to 5 GHz made a huge difference in speed for me.
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Not sure where you live, but in my apartment all the neighbors are using 2.4 GHz WiFi. Switching to 5 GHz made a huge difference in speed for me.

If only it was that easy, the supplied router I'm using does offer a dual channel 300mbs mode but it hardly works when enabled, in fact it drops speed.

As for the cat5e if only it was that cheap over here but it might be an option.
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Not sure where you live, but in my apartment all the neighbors are using 2.4 GHz WiFi. Switching to 5 GHz made a huge difference in speed for me.

Especially with the range of 5GHZ on a two storey house with a basement I have to fall over to 2.4GHZ to keep a signal once I go down there.
Router is on the top floor.

Yea just laying cable may be the best solution, and besides you'll get much better speeds.
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