08-09-2012 03:18 AM
I have the Motorola SB6121 and a Netgear 2000 supplied to me by Comcast--(I bought it from them)---However I am having huge problems getting wireless on the other side of my house (two story, 3400 sq ft)--Comcast has been out here 5 times to fix the problem--their solution is to install another router (Netgear 2000) hard wired on the other side of the house....Not a good solution (complicated and unreliable)...can you suggest a better router (especially for range) and I have been looking into wireless repeaters as a solution and if you know anything about those--a suggestion would also be appreciated---Thanks!!~ Rick
08-09-2012 04:08 PM
Your simplest solution (perhaps) would be to move the router to a more central location, so more of the house is covered. Even if it is from one side of a room to the other, if it is in the right direction, you could improve coverage at the far end of the house quite a bit.
The next best solution would be to do as Comcast suggest, if you can run the ethernet cabling easily enough to hardwire the routers together.
The setup is pretty simple...you just give each router different LAN IP addresses, and disable the WAN config on the one that does not connect to the modem. Disable the DHCP server on one. Set one to use channel 1 and the other to use channel 11 so they don't interfere with each other...otherwise the configs should be identical. As you move around the house with wireless devices, they should seamlessly switch from one AP to anothe rif the signal becomes weak.
If you cannot run ethernet, consider wireline ethernet. You buy adapters to plug into your electrical outlets, and the ethernet connection travels over the house power wiring. Not cheap, but a option.
Wireless repeaters are an option, but they will cut down the bandwidth you have between the device conected to the repaeter and the primary router.
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