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Low Range on Digi Link N Wireless, Using G Type USB Adaptor

by Chasenergy / March 18, 2009 12:36 AM PDT

I am running a wireless internet connection, and I just upgraded to a DigiLink Rangebooster N router to increase range. I still have the g type usb adapter however. Would switching to a N USB adapter, or a N Rangebooster network card increase my range? If so, which of the two are the better choice, they both run about the same cost.

I am receiving only two bars, which is the same as before I upgraded the router from the g type. I would like to see 4 or 5 bars. I am about 30-40 feet in distance between the router and wireless network, with many walls in between.


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Let's count a wall as some 50 feet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2009 1:56 AM PDT

Let's say we get about 300 feet in the clear with most wifi. This is limited by power output and more which is regulated by the FCC.

So with so many walls I never would expect this to work well no matter what router and adapter you buy.

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Short and sweet . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 20, 2009 12:03 PM PDT

Get a PCI NIC (pick a letter you can afford) with an antenna.

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