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Poll: How happy are you with your Wi-Fi network setup at home?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / April 6, 2012 8:46 AM PDT

How happy are you with your Wi-Fi network setup at home?

- Very happy (What do you have running?)
- Mostly happy (What makes only "mostly" and not "always"?)
- Has ups and downs (How so?)
- Mostly unhappy (What's wrong?)
- Very unhappy (What's wrong?)
- I don't have a Wi-Fi network setup

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Very happy after...
by Crash2100 / April 6, 2012 12:29 PM PDT

The funny irony is, when I first installed wireless using a $50 router, it was awful, but once I replaced the router with a refurbished $20 router sometime later, it worked like magic. So, if you've already tried changing the broadcast settings (like channels), and if you can tolerate lower speed, try setting everything on Wireless Mode-B, but if that doesn't work, I would say just get a new Wireless Router.

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Perfectly . . .
by Coryphaeus / April 6, 2012 12:34 PM PDT

Cisco DPC3000 Gigabit modem, D-link DIR-655 Wireless N/Gigabit wired router, to various hardwired PCs, servers, and laptops.

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Very happy
by mopscare42 / April 6, 2012 2:28 PM PDT
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Using a netgear 37AV N router.
The 2.4 band for my laptop and iPada and the 5 GHz band for my Apple TV and HP printer and never have a burb.
Grandkids come over with their laptops, Kindles Etc. and still no problem.

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Very Happy - I use router plus access point.
by claytonn / April 6, 2012 10:42 PM PDT

My "computer" room is at one end of the house and the DSL and router is there. To get good coverage at the other end I put an access point on the other end of the house on a closet shelf with an ethernet cable from router to access point. Now I have great coverage everywhere. This is just older 802.11g with different wireless channels on the router and separate access point.

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