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Best Router for coverage

dai
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Best Router for coverage

Well, ive tried to persevere with the Plusnet provided Fttc router untill now but its pointless trying to continue as i dont get coverage in half my house. What are peoples opinions on the best router for coverage, best value would be of benefit. Many thanks.
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Reason5
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Re: Best Router for coverage

Best one for the money is ASUS RT-N66U do a search on it you will see what I mean.
thomasjc1
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Re: Best Router for coverage

I have the asus and it has a fantastic range. Its around the £100 mark but its worth it
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Re: Best Router for coverage

I have the Asus RT-N56U which is also an excellent dual band router. It's £30.00 cheaper than the 66, a great buy. Smiley
dai
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Re: Best Router for coverage

Cheers gents, I had considered both of those routers. Is the range on the N56U as good as the N66U?
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Re: Best Router for coverage

I doubt if many people have both to do a real comparison.  Lips are sealed
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thomasjc1
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Re: Best Router for coverage

Yes not sure but the 66u has external antennas where the 56u has internal
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Re: Best Router for coverage

I get 5x5 from my RT-N56U through 2 floors & 3 walls & 3x5 at the bottom of my 100 foot garden. The other plus is that the router is a really good looking beast, particularly with the little blue lights flashing away.
It's also very easy to set up & the GUI is very straightforward & comprehensive. I've never had to refer to the manual. Firmware updates are virtually fully automatic. I just click on "check" next to the firmware version box & the Asus does the rest.  Smiley
dai
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Re: Best Router for coverage

Thanks tijara, sounds just what I need. At present I cant connect to the technicolour when im only two rooms away from it, so possibly being able to use the internet when sat on the patio sounds great!
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Re: Best Router for coverage

That's why I bought the Asus Dai because I found the PN router to have very poor wireless. They even sent me a 2nd one to try & that was no better. I think that the 66 has more features but I didn't need them. My 56 has given me 8 months of trouble free operation.  Smiley
Good luck, hope it goes OK.
dai
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Re: Best Router for coverage

Have taken the plunge tijara and plumped for the 56. Should hopefully arrive tomorrow, fingers crossed its a improvement. Many thanks for your help!
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Re: Best Router for coverage

My pleasure Dai. Please let me know how it goes, by PM would be best to save cluttering up the forum.
Nick
flaminmoses
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Re: Best Router for coverage

i have the AC66U
i havent changed the factory default for the antenas so they are set at 80 out of a possible 200.
get fullsignal on 2.4mhz through 2 walls...well a ceiling then a wall.
only one dodgy spot in the house where the signal needs to go through 2 walls a set of stairs and another wall.
its a big house too