Draft-N users


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satay16

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Hiyee to all!!!!

Happy Vesak Day!!!

ok, here's my scenario. There's a Wireless-B router sitting in my room now. Opposite my room is another room with a computer using the wireless internet. Both room doors are open, and the router is just around a meter away from being in the line-of-sight of the adapter. but despite the room being only like 6-7 meters away from the router only, that computer always shows a "very low" signal and often disconnects itself. my house is very cramped with irregular walls, so i thought that even though there's nothing big between the router and the adapter, the massive reflections from the walls and ceilings might have degraded the signal.


now, what i heard is that the new wirelessN uses walls and ceilings to reflect the signals, thus making its range longer, and also reduces blindspots. they said that b and g is unable to tap reflected signals as it is too messy.

so, wondering if anyone here uses draft-N routers? would really wish to hear how effective this "reflective technology" is in reducing blindspots. cos if it is really that effective, i might be getting one in the upcoming PC show.

thanky!:heart:
 

tOGGY

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The n draft is great. Very long reach. Full signal upstairs and downstairs. Get it. Got the D link version and no problem at all.
 

theRBK

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I though draft-n works better because of multiple antennae rather than bouncing signals?... to maximise range, use draft-n wireless adaptors for your comps as well... :)
 

dEthANGeL

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Pointless.

Just using a WRT54G with 3rd party linux firmware + stock antennas.

Able to serve wireless to my entire house.
 

dEthANGeL

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Houses aren't all the same size, case you haven't realised..
Yup .. i know... have installed the same router at a friend's place serving a 3 storey house. No issues. Only thing changed on the router are high gain antennas. to serve the 3rd and 1st floors... router placed on the 2nd floor.
 

satay16

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I though draft-n works better because of multiple antennae rather than bouncing signals?... to maximise range, use draft-n wireless adaptors for your comps as well... :)
dang. you mean i must change the computer adapters to N in order to take advantage of the range? right now, would be kind of expensive to change all my b and g adapters.
 

dEthANGeL

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dang. you mean i must change the computer adapters to N in order to take advantage of the range? right now, would be kind of expensive to change all my b and g adapters.
Overhauling or migrating an entire network is never that simple. All adaptors got to change.
 

Dennis

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I am using the Linksys WRT350N and yes it is better than my previous D-Link gaming router with 7dbi ant and Linksys G series and yes you must change the adaptors to match otherwise does not make sense.
 

satay16

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Wa, where have you been? =D
somewhere where a thing is built upon lack of international trust.

Overhauling or migrating an entire network is never that simple. All adaptors got to change.
I am using the Linksys WRT350N and yes it is better than my previous D-Link gaming router with 7dbi ant and Linksys G series and yes you must change the adaptors to match otherwise does not make sense.
but i thought N is backward compatible?

anyway, maybe i might need to rephrase my question.

N is faster and farther. Using B and G adapters will not allow the N maximum speed to unleash, but that's fine with me. Quesition: Do the B and G adapters enjoy the range increase too? (hope to get some firsthand answers.)
 

Dennis

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No the range and speed will not increase when using B/G adaptors although it is compatible. At least for my case.


somewhere where a thing is built upon lack of international trust.





but i thought N is backward compatible?

anyway, maybe i might need to rephrase my question.

N is faster and farther. Using B and G adapters will not allow the N maximum speed to unleash, but that's fine with me. Quesition: Do the B and G adapters enjoy the range increase too? (hope to get some firsthand answers.)
 

satay16

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For best result, run cable :thumbsup: and forget about wireless .... :bsmilie:
yeah, actually had that in mind too, but wondering how much it costs.
 

theRBK

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how about homeplug systems, which tap into your powerlines within your home as a ready-laid network... most major network equipment companies have such solutions... even Creative has a system...
 

satay16

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how about homeplug systems, which tap into your powerlines within your home as a ready-laid network... most major network equipment companies have such solutions... even Creative has a system...
expensive. i was juggling between wireless N, installing network cable, or that powerline. but powerline only supports 4-5 computers for the cheaper ones. the expensive ones can support around 16, but.....yeah.... expensive.:sweat: very very expensive.
 

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