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Help Finding The Right Router?

by MementoMori5 / September 3, 2010 5:32 AM PDT

There are two brand new iMac's that will be using the wireless router. One on the first floor which is my dad's. He really only goes on the internet for email and we surfing. I am a film student who will be using final cut, photoshop and also play video games on it. the router will be on the first floor and will have to reach down to the basement (1 floor down). I was thinking about just getting the Apple Airport Extreme or The Cisco Valet Plus. Will either of these reach down to my computer and give me the speed I need or will I need a different one? Any recommendations would be very helpful.

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For me, the right router is the router on the store shelves.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 5, 2010 1:54 AM PDT

The good thing about today's routers is they work with Apple, Windows, Linux and most hand held devices. The problem with going through floors will usually not be solved by the right router.

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Is it feasible ...
by Kees Bakker / September 5, 2010 2:01 AM PDT

to have a wired connection from the first floor to the basement? There is something like a staircase, I assume?

Here at home the kitchen (where the ADSL comes into the house) is 2 levels lower than the location of the router (for historical reasons). So there's a UTP-5 telephone cable going 2 levels up, and a wireless signal going 0, 1 or 2 levels down with good results. But it surely helps there's an open stairwell (I hope my dictionary gives the right term between them, so the signal doesn't have to pass through 2 concrete floors.

All you can do is try.


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