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Better router or just long LAN cable?

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Well, where my room is located, i've been using wifi to access the internet from a router in the living room. Signal is fair, and some times it goes out.

Should i spend 43 bucks for a 50ft lan cable, and just finagle it into my room from the living room? Or is there a better wirless alternative. I assume with the cable I wouldn't have much data loss at that length............
post #2 of 10
You can't beat a direct cable. God knows I've tried.
post #3 of 10
Cable wold be the best choice for pure performance, yet it is much messier of course. I went through this with my cousins', they both wanted to share the same connection between two houses about 150' from one another. I wanted them to run cable, but they didn't want to do the work of burying it, so I went through about 5 different store bought routers to find one with better range/signal. They all were too weak of a signal, I done some research and settled on a Hawking Hi-Gain router and hi-gain usb wlan adapter. They get great signal now, much much higher than any average brick and mortar store bought one. I can even pick it up at my house at over 200+ yards away, although low signal, it will connect and work.

In short, go with cable first. If you can't or don't want to fool with it, get a better router. Some routers do make a difference, just have to find a solid made one like I did. Hawking may not be the best now, but it works great for what I needed it for.
Edited by Strat79 - 2/20/11 at 10:19pm
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Cheapest option is a cable, and they are not $43, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812226036
    
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$43 for a 50 footer? Damn.

Get this instead. http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Wow. Thanks guys, and blackout....I really shouldn't be looking at walmart for that kind of thing...silly me.
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Wow. Thanks guys, and blackout....I really shouldn't be looking at walmart for that kind of thing...silly me.
Give kenny some credit too, he found them for cheaper!
    
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post #8 of 10
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And kenny!!
post #9 of 10
for $50 you should be able to get a crimper, rj45 ends and 50-100' of cable

it will be more work hiding the cable, but the improved speeds and reliability will be worth it
Edited by ffejrxx - 2/20/11 at 11:34pm
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Went out and got a 50 footer. Wow, my pc...shes moving along now!
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