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WIFI coverage area

by egreenr2 / May 10, 2011 5:19 PM PDT

what is the max coverage area of wifi network ? am going to purchase a d-link router

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 10, 2011 5:32 PM PDT
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That depends on the hardware used. For example, any university has a WiFi network that covers the whole campus. Normal home-use routers of course are much more limited. And also it depends on details of the building. Concrete walls, for example, severely limit the reception.

When in doubt ask the shop and arrange for a return if it doesn't work with you.


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It's all in the advertising . . .
by Coryphaeus / May 11, 2011 2:02 AM PDT
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Most if not all vendors advertise 100' wireless coverage. This is in perfect laboratory conditions. At home, walls, and their composition, are what get in the way. And the angle of the signal to the PC through said walls. Don't expect miracles.

We see lots of posts here about a router in the basement that won't deliver a signal to the third floor. Yep. We also see complaints that the router won't cover their ten acre ranch.

My home is 1,300 square feet. My D-link DIR-655 covers every room, and into the back yard.

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Same with me
by savanajhones / May 15, 2011 7:58 PM PDT

I do have D-link router and it is the best to use and covers every room and it even gives very good range and I have not find any problem in Wireless connectivity.

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