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AllenWolfe

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Alright, so I have absolutely no knowledge on how internet works. All I know is the modem shoots WiFi out its double barrel shotgun and it kinda reaches places. I think my computer isn't in one of those places. So what I want to know is this: If I was to buy a router, (suggestions on a good one around 100$-200$ would be cool. For example>, http://www.amazon.co...9_t3_B00BUSDVBQ<--) and use it to connect an Ethernet cord to my computer to get the full 75 mb/s DREAM. Here's the problem, I'm upstairs, the modem is downstairs. Would it be logical to put the router in my room, connect it by WiFi and somehow be able to get better wifi strength than my computer, and then plug the router into my computer?

 


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You might try a

NETGEAR XWNB5221-100PAS

 

Amazon has them for about $50.

 

You connect one to the modem with an Ethernet cable and plug it into the wall outlet.  The other one you plug in upstairs into a wall outlet not too far from your PC.  They sync up through the power line and the larger of the two acts as a WiFi router.  I've got a pair that I bought on sale at Newegg and they work great.  


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AllenWolfe

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I was just looking into something similar to this. Thanks for the recommendation!


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OK.  If you get one and have trouble setting it up let me know.  I found the instructions rather poor but it does work well.


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Yes…Exactly!!! The Routers help to find the most effective way between two IP-based networks. I was also facing the same problem from last days. By individually assigning the local ISPs to the computer, routers are able to do the work. You can get more information here:

 

http://mashable.com/...q/#zP26hqZlYSqN

http://web.scalable-networks.com/

http://www.inetdaemo...ne_router.shtml


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