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Old 06-24-2016, 06:36 PM   #1
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What Hardware Do I Need? Wireless Routing


I have a moderate installation in my office that includes an incoming internet feed and a wired router. To it I have attached a NETGEAR WPN824N wireless router that does not give me the 100/20Mbps speeds that Charter gives me. Wired devices get full speed. I have enabled DHCP for the wireless router. Attached to the MODEM/Router is a 24-port hub that I have multiple IP phone adapters and a couple of hard wired PC's, like a couple of internet servers that we have.

But I also have a smart TV as well as other wireless devices in other rooms that are not getting full speed. Laptops, cell phones, printers, Smart TV's, Direct TV boxes... I cannot get a hard wire CAT5 to the other room easily to setup another wireless subnet. Not that I want another subnet.


What hardware device do I need to get wireless internet especially to my Smart TV's and DirecTV boxes? I cannot use internet over AC lines because of communication radio's that WILL be interfered with? A wireless repeater? Specific model numbers and where to buy would be fantastic if allowed by the board rules. I've seen wireless repeaters that have a NIC port on them but OI don't know if it is an input or an output. I can put another switch in easily enough.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 07:29 PM   #2
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The following link might help. Wireless bandwidth/speed is different then the upload/download provided by your ISP. You need a better router. Take a look at Fry's or Best Buy. The higher MBps you can afford the more stuff you can stream data at the same time. I don't have a specific model number.

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/de...n750%2Fn900%3F
 
Old 06-24-2016, 07:50 PM   #3
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Thank you but speed was not the question. I already know that the 824N cannot keep up with the 100.20 speed.

The questions were what hardware do I need to transmit wireless internet into other rooms. I wrote:

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But I also have a smart TV as well as other wireless devices in other rooms that are not getting full speed. Laptops, cell phones, printers, Smart TV's, Direct TV boxes... I cannot get a hard wire CAT5 to the other room easily to setup another wireless subnet. Not that I want another subnet.


What hardware device do I need to get wireless internet especially to my Smart TV's and DirecTV boxes? I cannot use internet over AC lines because of communication radio's that WILL be interfered with? A wireless repeater? Specific model numbers and where to buy would be fantastic if allowed by the board rules. I've seen wireless repeaters that have a NIC port on them but OI don't know if it is an input or an output. I can put another switch in easily enough.
 
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A wireless bridge/access point appears to be what you are looking for.

https://www.amazon.com/Linksys-Wirel...bridge+linksys
 
Old 06-24-2016, 09:04 PM   #5
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That just might do it!I also need to upgrade the wireless router because I've already been told that its firmware is outdated and it cannot keep up with 10-0/20 speed. Does this sound right? It is a N150 device. That says to me that it should work. But I only get about 20/7 on wireless devices (laptop, cell phone). But wired to a PC I get full speed. As I recall. I need to test again to see if I was plugged into the cable MODEM or thee Netgear ports. I recall trying both and being happy. Its just the wireless devices.

With this said I am told that there are wireless devices that can plug into a device, like a DirecTV box, that grab the wireless signal and its RRJ45 plugs into the device. All I an find are those that use the AC electrical system. They are well known for causing interference to communications radio (fire department.) We don't need the cinema kit. Just a wireless device that doe as I mentioned.
 
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Yes, a new router would help. Check out the first link I posted. Wireless speed does not correlate 1:1 with wired or ISP speed.

http://www.speedguide.net/faq/what-i...f-wireless-374
 
Old 06-24-2016, 09:33 PM   #7
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That's a great link but I still don't see why a N150 can't do better than 54Mbps. Even at that speed I should be doing better than 20/7.

at any rate this is for an office. This is consumer equipment. A professional WAP would be my choice. But what model(s)?

But also I asked about a device that will give me wireless access to a DirecTV box. See, it won't work on Vonage and must have an actual IP. Like a https://www.amazon.com/Netgear-85Mbp.../dp/B001AZUTCS but I need one that goes wireless and then plugs in. Or does a WAP also have RJ45 connectors so I can hard line into the DirecTV and SmartTV?

You've been a big help and I appreciate it.
 
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There a many many choices and it depends on the make/model...

Some devices only operate in certain modes i.e. wireless bridge where you can connect a wired device but it isn't a wireless access point. Or it can act like a wireless extender but can not connect wired devices. Some can do both. The model I posted has RJ45 ports. Sorry I can not help you more.
 
  


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