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Connecting i want to connect my mr814 to my desktop . my access location is in my bedroom on the 2nd floor of my hous. I want the signal to reach my desktop on the first florr of my house. Is it true it is best to set your router up on the lower level because then the signal will nove out and up versus out and down?

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It is is best to setup the router on the lower level or the main level *** it will transmit the signal up and broaden as it goes up. hope this helps.

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