Solved Suggestions for high-range router?

May 10, 2015 at 21:12:07
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Intel Core i3 @ 3.10GHz | 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
I'm looking to replace a customer's D-Link DIR-615 with something capable of quite a bit more range, and perhaps even using the new 802.11ac standard rather than 802.11n.

I don't have any preference regarding the brand providing it is fairly reputable and has a decent customer service reputation. Some horrors with D-Link in the past are causing me to shy away from them a bit.

The replacement needs to have quite a bit more range than the DIR-615- as there are two buildings on the property, and the DIR-615 alone cannot currently reach the second building. They would like to have Wi-Fi in the second building for streaming movies, so it will need to be able to cast at least a decent signal to the other building that a repeater can then access. The walls in the first house are fairly thick (former log cabin), and the DIR-615 can just barely reach a window in the second house depending on the device used. It is far too slow at that range to be usable, however.

Additionally, the new router needs to be compatible all the way back to at least 802.11g, however, 802.11b would be preferable.

As for the budget, they don't want to spend any more than $120 at the absolute maximum.

Thank you in advance!

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD


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#1
May 11, 2015 at 00:20:20
"Billion" brand is simply the best you can buy for reliability & quality. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Nothing beats them.

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#2
May 11, 2015 at 20:27:28
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If there is any chance you can run a Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable over to the other building then you can just set up a wireless access point over there and it will cover the entire second building. If you set it up with a fixed IP in the same range as the primary router but slightly different but everything else the same (Wifi name, password, etc.), you could walk with a laptop or cell phone between buildings and it would just hand off to the stronger signal and you would continue uninterrupted.
Just a thought....

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
May 12, 2015 at 10:14:22
How about using a high-gain grid antenna?

http://www.simplewifi.com/parabolic...


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#4
May 15, 2015 at 15:42:16
@phil22

I'll look into Billion!

@Fingers

Running a direct line over to the second building isn't really a viable option at the moment, though I know it would be the best option.

@riider

I'll have to look into that. Unfortunately, the router is at the opposite side of the house to the side that faces the other building, and moving the modem isn't an option.

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD


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#5
May 15, 2015 at 15:45:55
@phil22

Billion has a nice selection of routers, but it doesn't look like they have any 802.11ac routers yet.

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD


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