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A few questions:

Would I need DOCCIS 3.0, or would 2.0 be fine?

Unexplodedcow... can you send a link to those antennas? I think I am going to go with the linksys router mentioned by the master chief being that it has the highest ratings. How many and why type would I need? Also, do I just screw them on or what? (I would only get these if the connection isnt that great for us).

Also, is there any way to test the signal strength and get the percentages you see rather than the 5 bars that I am going off of?



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the rest, I have no idea lol.. free bump for warmer weather in MN
Sweet thanks. I agree about the weather!

Remaining questions:

Would I need DOCCIS 3.0, or would 2.0 be fine?

Unexplodedcow... can you send a link to those antennas? I think I am going to go with the linksys router mentioned by the master chief being that it has the highest ratings. How many and why type would I need? (I would only get these if the connection isnt that great for us).

Also, is there any way to test the signal strength and get the percentages you see rather than the 5 bars that I am going off of?
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My setup consists of a ASUS RT-N16 Router (With DD-WRT) and a MOTOROLA SB6120 Cable Modem with the ever optional ASUS GX-D1241 24-Port Switch. All of which has been running with out a single issue for the last 6~7th months. It was a bit pricey but worth every penny!
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WNDR3700, also called the N600. Best router I have ever experienced, also the only one I didn't feel the need to install DD-WRT on.


Its pricey but fantastic and worth every penny imo. If you have comcast you can get a cable modem for free, they will provide it. Just go to your local office and you can pick one up.
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My question is still valid.. How do you expect to run multi-player lan gaming over wifi?
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My question is still valid.. How do you expect to run multi-player lan gaming over wifi?
It is usually two of us on a game and then others using it. I can do it at home with no problems at all, but the setup I have no can't handle it. It won't be a huge lan group, like 3 max.

Or would that still present a problem?
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Present a problem? yes. Will it cause any real problem? Probably not.. I admit I don't know how online gaming works, if traffic is multicast or unicast, how much data it needs, etc. It really depends on how much each machine is competing for bandwidth and talk time over the air to your router. You can have the nicest wifi router in the world, but if you have two or more hosts trying to compete for talk time you're going to see issues.

I really don't know..
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Unexplodedcow... can you send a link to those antennas? I think I am going to go with the linksys router mentioned by the master chief being that it has the highest ratings. How many and why type would I need? (I would only get these if the connection isnt that great for us).

Also, is there any way to test the signal strength and get the percentages you see rather than the 5 bars that I am going off of?
Yeah, sure.
From Meritline
http://www.meritline.com/802n-2point...--p-44407.aspx

or from Amazon:

I know the WRT-54G is mentioned, but that uses N type connectors. The two links above are for RP-SMA connectors, which will screw right onto the Asus, as well as D-Link 655, and mostly anything else with removable antennas (except Linksys/Cisco).

3 would be required for 802.11N speeds. Try using the program Vistumbler for checking signals and strength.

Also, if you get the mega build for DDWRT on the Asus RT-N16, you can see return signal strength (what the wireless computers are sending to the router). I never even ran the stock firmware...the thing was being flashed within 2 minutes of being unpacked.

The one thing about the Asus: it does run warmer than other routers. I lofted mine slightly and it's never had an issue. Just don't stick it in a corner, with stuff on top and it should be fine. If you check out the DDWRT forums, people have modified them to run cooler, or push more power out of the USB port, or even increased radio strength (unnecessary with good antennas).

Happy hunting!
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Present a problem? yes. Will it cause any real problem? Probably not.. I admit I don't know how online gaming works, if traffic is multicast or unicast, how much data it needs, etc. It really depends on how much each machine is competing for bandwidth and talk time over the air to your router. You can have the nicest wifi router in the world, but if you have two or more hosts trying to compete for talk time you're going to see issues.

I really don't know..
I don't really know much about networking, but I do know that my WRT54GL back at home can handle what we do at my apartment with no troubles at all. I'm not too worried.

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Yeah, sure.
From Meritline
http://www.meritline.com/802n-2point...--p-44407.aspx

or from Amazon:
Amazon.com: +9dBi 15" Booster Antenna for Linksys WET11, WET54G, WMP11 PCI Card, WPS11, WMP54G, WMP54GS, WRT54GC: Electronics Amazon.com: +9dBi 15" Booster Antenna for Linksys WET11, WET54G, WMP11 PCI Card, WPS11, WMP54G, WMP54GS, WRT54GC: Electronics

I know the WRT-54G is mentioned, but that uses N type connectors. The two links above are for RP-SMA connectors, which will screw right onto the Asus, as well as D-Link 655, and mostly anything else with removable antennas (except Linksys/Cisco).

3 would be required for 802.11N speeds. Try using the program Vistumbler for checking signals and strength.
I know these questions may seem dumb, but I am such a noob with this stuff

So with the DOCCIS 3, the modem that I decided to get (the linksys one from the first page) only goes to DOCCIS 2. Would I really notice being on DOCCIS 2? I don't do any transfers from computer to computer or anything over the network. It is only used for the internet, and on a good day I get 30 ms ping with 10 Mb/s down and 4 Mb/s up. If I would notice a difference, I might go with a different one (even thought that linksys looks awesome).

As for the router, I am looking at getting the E4200 from the first page. It seems to be the highest rated all around. I can't see any places to attach an antenna anywhere on the router, and can't seem to find external antennas for it. Any help?

Thanks!
Edited by bigal1542 - 3/31/11 at 11:45pm
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