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So I have this netgear wireless router, and it BARELY covers my room and the room next to it. The bathroom is next to my room, and I seldom see 2 bars in there. And, I'm fed up with this! I need something fancy, but would prefer something functional- and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Any recommendations?
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Well, firstly, there may just be an issue with your current router that may be easily fixable. Do you have other 2.4 Ghz devices around that may be causing interference? Do you have home phones, wireless headphones/controllers, etc? For example I have the Turtle Beach X41's and every time the base station is on, it interferes with my wireless signal and I cut out and slow down constantly. Try going into the router settings and changing the channel of the wireless radio and that may solve some problems if its an interference issue.

Other than that, how old is your current router? Is it wireless G or wireless N? What devices are you using with the router, how new are they/do they have wireless G or N? Do you use the router purely for internet access or for streaming content between devices(like using an Xbox as a media extender, or transferring data between computers, or have a server machine that has all your content on it that you access from other computers, etc)? Do you know if any of your devices support 5 Ghz?
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router is wireless b/g/n or something like that. there's nothing wireless in the room, asides from my bluetooth mouse and keyboard. we do have a wireless house phone though, which is located in the living room. i don't see how I could possibly have any form of interference? I seriously doubt my cell phones could cause that much. Also, I only use it for internet between 3 computers, a laptop, 3 iphones, and 2 blackberries.
Edited by hollowtek - 3/3/11 at 7:46pm
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Bluetooth = 2.4 Ghz
Most cordless phones = 2.4 Ghz
Wireless = 2.4 Ghz

With N you should easily be able to get >100 ft of coverage..
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Can we get a gawdam sticky about selecting the "right" wireless device all ready.
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been using the Netgear WNR3500L for a year now. It covers my entire 2 story house and even out to my neighbor's mailbox. Plus it support Tomato and open source fimware.
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