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    Default Long distance Router?

    I have our Linksys router in the home office and the wife has her computer way in the back room about 50 feet away and can't get a decent sifnal pver our G network. Would an N network router have a stronger signal or should I try a G network extender? I'd like to have it hard wired but the local companies won't do residentual work for some reason.

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    A higher powered router might reach the computer better, but the computer still has to have the power to send a signal back...which it might not have.

    http://www.wirelessforums.org/hardwa...ter-54619.html

    Here's some of the cons of getting an extender.
    Wireless Distribution System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Pick up a dual band 802.11n wireless router and an 802.11n wireless network card. Get one that comes with an external antenna. That should get you 50'.
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    Agree with the N recommendation.

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    Or go with a powerline network adapter. Plug into the outlet near the router, plug the router into it and then you plug addtional adapters thoroughout the house and be connected. Just bought the belkins adapters and it works great. Much better signal than the wireless N router I used to use alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SloMo26 View Post
    Or go with a powerline network adapter. Plug into the outlet near the router, plug the router into it and then you plug addtional adapters thoroughout the house and be connected. Just bought the belkins adapters and it works great. Much better signal than the wireless N router I used to use alone.
    This may or may not work for you. These things work great if your computer is on the same breaker as the router, if not, it is hit or miss. I had a very poor connection using one of those things because of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    This may or may not work for you. These things work great if your computer is on the same breaker as the router, if not, it is hit or miss. I had a very poor connection using one of those things because of it.
    That would be the case with the old versions but with the latest generation you can plug and play in any outlet regardless if they are on the same breaker. Trust me I researched this for a long time before I bought it.
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    Thanks for all the feedback! I will try the belkins.

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    Belkin is trash...be prepared to take it back.

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    I got a Netgear powerline network adapter and it works great. Thanks for all the input. The house looks much neater without the T3 cable running across the floor. I just ordered a couple more for other rooms and the directv etc.
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