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Range Booster for Apartments?

The apartment complex that I've moved into has Verizon FIOS and as such comes with the ordinary router they give you. Obviously it is only going to be sufficient for a small home or a couple apartments not a full building. It is a rather small complex. The lot cant be more than 200 feet across either way. As such a range booster or perhaps just a different router should reach all of the apartments easily if you get a good one. So i was wondering if you suggest hooking up a range booster or just routing the FIOS through another router since this one seems built made for it, hence why I was leaning towards a booster at first. Some of the ones that have caught my eye are the Hawking HSB1 booster, the Belkin Pre-N router, and the SMC SMCWGBR14-N Barricuda N Router. Two are routers and one is a booster apparently. I was wondering which would be my best option for making the FIOS easy to pick up throughout the complex and not requiring any special hardware from the end user. I know two of those are N routers, but I believe that is suppose to be backwards compatible with b/g. Let me know what you suggest for the situation, thanks!

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Just sharing.

In reply to: Range Booster for Apartments?

Many use routers configured as WAPs (see post 17 in our forum sticky) and that is not "special" hardware. BTDT, works great.

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Thanks, but didn't answer the question

In reply to: Just sharing.

That was good advice and appreciate the link. Its information I will probably use. But my question WAS not about setting a WAP in the form of a router, but wether you would recommend buying a router and rerouting the FIOS through there and using that router as the WAP instead or if I'd be better off keeping it simple and just putting a range booster on in addition so I don't have to mess with setting up the router as the primary WAP. Which may not even work since I'm not looking at a Netgear router. Also which booster would you recommend? I looked at the ones on here, and the Buffalo one was the best rated one for my needs. Tell me what you think, thanks.

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One thing.

In reply to: Thanks, but didn't answer the question

People call me to ask me how to get their booster to work. I never fix that. Haven't found a way to get them to work reliably. So we use this method since A) WAPs cost more than a router and B) it works very well.

If I didn't answer your question is partly due to the fact I only see the failures. Best of luck in your search.
Bob

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