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Choosing a stronger router

I have a Linksys 2.4 GHz router now and it does not seem strong enough to reach the new X box in the basement (2 floors away.) What is a better choice or stronger router to get and which brand do you suggest? We also have 4 or 5 computers or lap tops that we use with it.

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  • Trogdor May 11, 2010

    How big is the house, and is there anyway that you could try it on the middle floor?


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You can get this one its WRT300N this a router that uses the latest wireless N technology which means a wider range and faster speed but using this router in order for you ro use the wireless N technology you may need a wireless N adapter also on your computers.
But if you want since you already have a existing wireless network juts get a wireless range expander to repeat the signal of the router so it will reach your XBOX this is the model WRE54G.

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My advice, don't mix brands I made the system all Linksys and this helped more, get the router up high in the house rather than on some table or the floor, think about the obstacles and you will make progress like I did.

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