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I moved to a new place and the walls here are terrible for wireless signals. I need the strongest wireless signal out there. I helped a relative select a new router and their new router had better range than my Asus N66U that I bought a little while ago. The bought the NETGEAR WNDR4500-100PAS N900 router.

Is there anything that has better wireless range than this router? Price isn't a huge deal but I'm not going to pay something ridiculous like $400 for a router. tongue.gif

I now own an N66U.

My relative owns this Netgear and it definitely has more wireless range then my N66U.

Is the RT-AC68U better than both of the other routers in terms of speed and wireless range?

Is there anything else out there that I should consider?



Thanks! smile.gif
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for range look at the AMPED routers like this one... http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DKX0NI8/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_9?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER they make great routers!!!!
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the fcc regulates signal output. which means the raw range is pretty much the same for everything. What you can get is muli frequency stuff and signal processing that increases effective range. Other than flouting the FCC, your best bet, sadly, is probably repeaters or laying wire. You might maybe be able to do something with directional antennas, but those usually work best outside.
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the fcc regulates signal output. which means the raw range is pretty much the same for everything. What you can get is muli frequency stuff and signal processing that increases effective range. Other than flouting the FCC, your best bet, sadly, is probably repeaters or laying wire. You might maybe be able to do something with directional antennas, but those usually work best outside.

that is true but I have always been able to get more range from the amped routers than any other. dont know why or how but I do!!
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http://lifehacker.com/324681/boost-your-wi+fi-antenna-for-less-than-a-dollar

Most people will try to tell you that a longer antenna doesn't do anything - or even that a longer antenna than the frequency's wavelength can actually hurt performance. Those people don't live in the real world where walls are made of physical materials.
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i'm glad you guys are providing some useful information in this thread, I too am looking for a good router with a good range, reviews on everything are so sketchy and there's no good material out there on which units have the best range, I don't want to spend 150-200 on a brand new router that has a crappy range.

I'm going to research a little more into these amped routers, they look like a good choice for me.
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Not sure about the USA, but over here in blighty there are stores that sell bigger antennas, so if your router has the standard screw in mount at the back, you can manage the signal more effectively with a larger external antenna.

here is an example LINK and as you can see they are fairly cheap smile.gif

FYI, I have tried outdoor antennas and have managed to install a 3km system for a client in the past.
    
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if you can get ahold of a pair of antenna boosters (you need one for each point) it can help. Hawking used to sell them, but apparently no longer do. Not useful for mobiles of course.
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Originally Posted by Cavi Mike View Post

http://lifehacker.com/324681/boost-your-wi+fi-antenna-for-less-than-a-dollar

Most people will try to tell you that a longer antenna doesn't do anything - or even that a longer antenna than the frequency's wavelength can actually hurt performance. Those people don't live in the real world where walls are made of physical materials.

ironically the coil doesn't do anything. it just makes the wire effectively shorter. A wire antenna wants to be the same length as the amplitude of the wave it is receiving or an even fraction thereof. The best antenna will be the same length. it's why the world war 2 jeeps had an antenna that went all the way across the side of the vehicle in a big loop. There are all kinds of tricks to make the effective length shorter. Wrapping them in a coil, turning them into grids, all sorts of stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antenna_%28radio%29
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i'm glad you guys are providing some useful information in this thread, I too am looking for a good router with a good range, reviews on everything are so sketchy and there's no good material out there on which units have the best range, I don't want to spend 150-200 on a brand new router that has a crappy range.

I'm going to research a little more into these amped routers, they look like a good choice for me.

You can also buy one and try it and if you are not happy return it.. This would be your best option I think!!!
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