Router WRT54G

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guklein, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    If I install the rooter in a shelf, that is closed in it's sides (it's opened only in the front), will it work fine? I'm projecting new forniture for my home office and I'm having trouble to find a place for it that doesn't cause me any loss of performance!
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

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    It will work just fine but you might see a slight decrease in range in the direction of the closed sides. Depending on how far away you plan on being from it normally this may or may not be a problem. I would say go for it as the effects will be very minimal.
     
  3. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    It will definitely work, just maybe not as well.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It should, mine is behind my big-screen TV, in a completely different room than the computers, and I can pick it up anywhere on my property.
     
  5. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Yes as wireless signals go through walls without much hinderance, metallic objects cause the most problems, pipes in walls, radiators etc.
     
  6. bay2sacto macrumors member

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    You could always get an external antenna to extend the range.
     

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