Post 17 of http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7589_102-0.html?forumID=62&threadID=264135&messageID=2584349&tag=forums06;posts shares how you can use a common router as an Access Point. The impact to your setup would be minimal and you can move the access point closer to the area that needs coverage.
Dear cnet community,
I own a Speedstream 6520 wifi router. I subscribe to Bell highspeed internet through my phone line. However, the signal I receive from my Ss moden is inconstent. Sometimes it works and at other times it doesnt work. This applies to both a computer that is in a room next door as well as to a computer that is in my basement (the moden is on the 1dt - not ground - floor) The internet in the basement seems to be slower than normal. I also have a compute rthat is plugged into the moden - that machine works fine online.
I spoke to a number of "experts" about this problem and everyone seems to be saying something else... One person told me that appliances in my house are interfering with the router. However, they told me that buying Bells other 2wire modem would solve the problem whilst another agent told me that the 2wire has the same range as the speedstream. I was told that the speedstream has a range of about 30 ft whilst the 2wire has the same range? Since manufactureres annoyinlgy dont indiate the range of the modems they sell.
1. how would i go about choosing another router?
2. will buying a router with a better range really solve this problem? why? is there any moden ppl here can recommend?
3. will any other moden work with my bell highspeed?
finally, i happen to have another speedstream 6250 - should i replace my old Ss with that one to see whether there is a problem with the router? Or is there any way I can use both routers at different places in the building i live in so that there is a greater distribution of the signal?
im really confused by this whole topic; hope someone here knowsmore than me about this.
regards and thanks,