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Need advise on adding wireless range to home network

Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:07 am

My parents have dsl through frontier. the provided modem/router (Netgear 7550) wasn't sufficient enough to cover the whole house so I bought a router (D-Link DIR-657. Here are two drawings of the layout of the house and modem router locations.

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I originally tried putting the router in the same room as the modem but that made a marginal difference. now the router is in my room and the modem is still in the office so that a sufficient signal reaches the tv room. my proposed router locations are where I think it would be the best locations to get better wifi coverage along with getting internet to the shop which right now barely gets a signal.

so with that are my ideas for router placement ok or would there be better locations and what router/range expander would be best. if I can id like to leave the modem where its at and hardwire routers to it.

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Re: Need advise on adding wireless range to home network

Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:03 am

rule of thumb is 50% of the wireless range, so if you can get AP signal at 50', the wireless range extender should be about 25' distance from the AP.
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