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Routers how far away in distance can the next computer be? Does the transmission go througth walls?

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Yes, the wireless signal will penetrate walls. How well they will penetrate depends on what the walls are made of and contain.

With no obstructions, the best case scenario for 802.11G (which is what the WRT54G uses by default) is a signal range of about 140 meters.

In a normal home environment with wood frame construction, a practical maximum range will be more like 40 meters.

Brick, concrete, aluminum siding, etc will diminish this even more.

Hope that helps. Good luck!

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Our office network uses the router it goes through three walls to the other side of the warehouse for about 70 feet.

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