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Need help in selecting / setting up a wireless network

by mirakidog / May 3, 2007 8:50 AM PDT

I am looking at setting up a home wireless network connecting one notebook and two desktops. The usage is primarily basic internet / surfing etc. The notebook is at the 2nd floor, one desktop at the first floor and a second in the basement. I have a cable modem connection and at various deals bought the following routers: D Link DI524 G54 Airplus G, Trendnet TEW 432BRP and a Linksys WTR54GS with speedbooster.

1/ Of the three which is a better router
2/ What other equipment / hardware do i need and any suggestions / recommendations on same

I would like to set up the network next week and any help would be appreciated

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I own the 524.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2007 9:00 AM PDT

Just replaced it because it's pretty dated. Works well but.. dated.

Try the D Link DI524 G54 Airplus G,or Linksys WTR54GS

The BIG PROPLEM I see here is that you may try to cover 3 floors. If you don't strategically locate the wifi router just so you'll probably complain of poor reception through 2 floors...

The newer MIMO Routers could help

I picked up some WPNT834 for under 70 bucks refurb and it has better coverage than the old 524 but I can't figure out a few things I did with my old router. Still it's a step up.


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Another question
by mirakidog / May 3, 2007 10:12 AM PDT
In reply to: I own the 524.

The laptop in question is a Toshiba A135-S4467 model and per the specs includes -

? Toshiba V.92 software modem10
? 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet
? Integrated Wireless-LAN:11
o Intel

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(NT) "Intel
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2007 10:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Another question
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by mirakidog / May 3, 2007 9:52 PM PDT
In reply to: "Intel


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