fast router

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  1. tremmor

    tremmor Well-Known Member

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    Daughters home. Big. 4500 sq ft. buying a fast router wireless and fast connection with cat 5 or 6.
    Reaching into the house with wireless mostly and wants the speed. Whats the best.
    thanks
     
  2. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    ASUS RT-AC68U and then probably an access point plugged in somewhere to extend wireless network.
     
  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    What kind of budget?

    Half tempted to suggest an edgerouter and a couple ubnt AC access points.
     
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  4. tremmor

    tremmor Well-Known Member

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    No more than $200. I think Voyagerfan was also talking about a repeater if needed.
    Just don't want to spend anymore than i need to. Something from BestBuy would be great if they have it.
     
  5. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Please note there's a huge difference from a repeater to the access point he referenced :p
     
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  6. tremmor

    tremmor Well-Known Member

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    So is his suggestion good beers? dont know which way to go.
    Ready to get it today if i can. Or is there another suggestion.
     
  7. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    You can give it a shot, it's a decent router, voyager is also a professional network engineer so knows what he's talking about.

    4500 sq ft can be challenging if you have a lot of vertical space to cover (ie, three floors or similar). Most antennas have a much farther horizonal plane of coverage than vertical. You may need an additional access point on another floor in that case, also depends on what the house is built out of.
     
  8. tremmor

    tremmor Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks. thats what ill get.
     
  9. Geoff

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    Do NOT buy a wireless repeater/extender.
     
  10. tremmor

    tremmor Well-Known Member

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    Just the router voyagerfan mentioned. that might work fine.
    Curious why not the wireless repeater/extender if needed. confused about it if needed.
    Or is it slower.
    Thanks Geoff
     
  11. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Because you're saying repeater when. I'm saying access point. They are two completely different devices.

    An access point takes the original network signal and transmits the same signal at full strength.

    With a repeater it takes your wireless signal and retransmit it but it is a weaker network connection.
     
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  12. tremmor

    tremmor Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks............just trying to sort it out a bit.
    Just not familiar with all the computer terminology.
    thank you....
     
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  13. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    Powerline voy?
     
  14. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    What about a powerline? I just told him to buy an access point over a repeater.

    If you want ot contribute to a conversation, just state what you want. Don't just question what myself and others post.
     
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  15. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    I was asking you what you thought of power line. Keep your ego under control mate, you're pathetic.
     
  16. Intel_man

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    Powerline won't give you speeds past ~25-30mbps.
     
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  17. Geoff

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    You said:

    "Powerline voy?"

    If you really meant what you just stated, you should have asked a proper question. Such as "Voyager, what do you think about him using powerline adapters instead?"

    Also, powerline adapters are a poor choice.
     
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  18. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    $70 bucks, "...with speed several times faster than regular Ethernet, the Comtrend PG-9172 G.hn is an excellent fix when you need to bring Internet to a place where Wi-Fi signal can't reach..." with a sustained 330Mb real world (CNET). I just researched this and given he has $200 i don't see why its not a good option for his use case.

    https://www.amazon.com/Comtrend-PG-9172-KIT-Bridge-Wall-Pluggable/dp/B00X3GX99C

    Much cheaper than a AP.
     
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  20. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Realistically you'd use it in conjunction with an AP when a straight ethernet drop isn't viable.
     
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