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Old 28th May 2013, 13:04   #31
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Hi People i am very bad at all these networking components. Can some one help me with my requirement:

I need a router at home so that i can connect 2 laptops, mobiles and tab through the wifi connection. My apartment is close to 1650 sqft. I can place the wifi router in my bedroom which is again in proximity to other rooms and Living rooms within a radius of 15-20 feet.

I was just going through a couple of routers and landed up in full confusion as to which is better.

The main criteria is that there shouldn't be any signal drop.

Some of the routers that i saw are:

http://www.flipkart.com/tp-link-tl-w...e-0ea50a4d8099

http://www.flipkart.com/tp-link-td-8...8-1e2f41576962

Thanks in advance.

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Hi People i am very bad at all these networking components. Can some one help me with my requirement:

I need a router at home so that i can connect 2 laptops, mobiles and tab through the wifi connection. My apartment is close to 1650 sqft. I can place the wifi router in my bedroom which is again in proximity to other rooms and Living rooms within a radius of 15-20 feet.



Thanks in advance.
There's a D link router, not sure about the number. But, it's like one of the best for routers available for 2K.
In my friend's place, he keeps the router in the first floor and is still able to access it in the hall in the ground floor! The thing is that, there are no signal drops and Facetime works like a charm!

And, stay away from Linksys! They are high priced and dont have much range like the D link one i was talking about.
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Hi People i am very bad at all these networking components. Can some one help me with my requirement:


The main criteria is that there shouldn't be any signal drop.

Some of the routers that i saw are:

Thanks in advance.
I'd recommend the following router - http://www.flipkart.com/tp-link-tl-w...1-c0fcbedb279c

Bought it a couple of months ago and the signal strength and quality is pretty good. I researched a lot and finally decided on this one. The router is set up on the ground floor and the range is pretty good even on the first floor (I get about 60-70% signal strength). Total VFM . PM me if you have any questions.

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I'd recommend the following router - http://www.flipkart.com/tp-link-tl-w...1-c0fcbedb279c

Bought it a couple of months ago and the signal strength and quality is pretty good. I researched a lot and finally decided on this one. The router is set up on the ground floor and the range is pretty good even on the first floor (I get about 60-70% signal strength). Total VFM . PM me if you have any questions.
I have got this router but the issue is that i need to dedicate a desktop or laptop for this to function. I meant that a Lan cable connects the modem and router and the other ethernet cable connects the laptop and router. Since this is just a router, i need to dedicate a system to it.

I think i should have chosen the router with modem to make all systems wireless rather than dedicating any system. Please correct me if i am wrong.

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I have got this router but the issue is that i need to dedicate a desktop or laptop for this to function. I meant that a Lan cable connects the modem and router and the other ethernet cable connects the laptop and router. Since this is just a router, i need to dedicate a system to it.

I think i should have chosen the router with modem to make all systems wireless rather than dedicating any system. Please correct me if i am wrong.
Traditionally Modem is connected directly to the wifi router. Even in the case of this tp link wifi router. Why would you use a cable to connect the laptop ? it can connect via wifi ?

Whatever router you buy , you should never need a pc for it to function.
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TP-link owners might want to check this: http://sekurak.pl/tp-link-httptftp-backdoor/

Originally posted on slashdot: "Polish security researchers have found a backdoor in TP-Link routers, allowing an attacker to not only gain root access to the local network, but also to knock down the router via a CSRF attack remotely. According to the researchers, TP-Link hasn't yet responded to give an answer about issue. The good news: Users who replaced their TP-Link firmware with Open/DD-WRT firmware can sleep well."
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