Recommend me a wireless/router modem (UK)

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  1. ct2k7 macrumors 603

    ct2k7

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    Hello,

    I'm currently looking to replace my now dying Linksys WAG54GS and photo-frame-but-crap-coverage-Huawei-HG520b.

    I need something that gives excellent coverage, the house is quite big, and I need coverage in either 'wings' of the house.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I've had excellent luck with the Linksys E2000 (UK Amazon Link)

    It's unfortunately a little pricy (UK£ 63.26 = 102.61 U.S. dollars according to Google) and I got it for $69.00 at Best Buy on sale. I live in an apartment, but have noticed that my iPhone connects to the WiFi when I'm stopped at the traffic light on the street outside my building.

    I haven't done it on this one yet, but the E2000 supports DD-WRT which allows for manual manipulation of the transmitter power. (DD-WRT link). As far as bandwidth, I have an iMac and a Synology NAS attached to it, as well as an ATV2, PS3, MBP, iPhone, and cable company DVR connecting wirelessly to it. The N speed is terrific..I'm getting about 15MBPS both directions when reading from the NAS, and between 30-50 directly connected.
     
  3. ct2k7 thread starter macrumors 603

    ct2k7

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    I'm skeptical about inhoused antennas, however, from your description it looks like it is successful. I'll see if I can get one from PCWorld, or Amazon.

    Thanks :)
     
  4. sdneidich macrumors member

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    My folks have an Airport Extreme, and it gives coverage all over our 4 bedroom, two floor house. I would recommend.

     
  5. ct2k7 thread starter macrumors 603

    ct2k7

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    This is the house.

    The area pictured is just over half an acre.

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  6. sdneidich macrumors member

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  7. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    I am using the Cisco E3000 and the coverage in a small house is excellent.

    @blevins321 new software and firmware was issued for the E3000 a short while ago - you might want to check if you need to get it for the E2000.
     

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