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Old 27th August 2011, 09:18   #241
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I would recommend the Belkin playmax.
it's got a great range, much better than my Belkin Share.
Plus the speeds i am getting are better too.
I am getting a 72mpbs connection speed.
Though the router is quite expensive.
I picked it up for around 6K odd
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Jaggu I just read the price point at which you bought it. I bought the B
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Edit: Just realized it is a modem +router. I don't know the price for that.
Yes surf router is cheaper compared to modem + router. Price you quoted is correct for router.
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I would recommend the Belkin playmax.
it's got a great range, much better than my Belkin Share.
Plus the speeds i am getting are better too.
I am getting a 72mpbs connection speed.
Though the router is quite expensive.
I picked it up for around 6K odd
Did it cost close to 5K, what were the other options that you looked at. Just did a search on Flipkart and the top ones listed are Belkin, Cisco and Netgear. Which one you reckon will have wider range and more Wifi speed?


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Stable set up, decent range (slightly better than my old bsnl modem) and device runs very cool also. Loads of options to play around including dimming the LED to save energy / no glaring lights at night. Have been running it for last 2 days continuously and working well.
Hi whats the range like, in an 3BHK apartment is the signal available on every corner of the house (irrespective of the walls)?


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Just picked the the Belkin playmax HD Router.
It claims that the range is the best possible.
Do you have two Belkins, and if yes which one you find better in terms of range and speed. Is this the one you bought

http://www.letsbuy.com/belkin-f7d440...router-p-16615

http://www.flipkart.com/computers/ne...0-c6446fd3346e

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Any feedback on Asus RT-N56U? Also, please let me know any place to buy in Chennai or any good online sources to buy this.

I have found Office Duniya - IT Needs...Simplified - OfficeDuniya has this product for Rs. 8749/-. How reliable is this place to buy online?

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Hi whats the range like, in an 3BHK apartment is the signal available on every corner of the house (irrespective of the walls)?
It should be fine, in a two storey house i am getting coverage almost everywhere irrespective of the walls.
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I am also hunting for a adsl modem + router. Linksys 120N seems good. Any other recommendations?
I got a adsl wifi modem from BSNL which costed me only 1800.It is made of Fujian star-net communications. It give excellent signal in all my 3 bed rooms with out any issues.
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I just ordered a Asus RT-N16 router for Rs5575 from ebay.

Have been using BSNL UTStarcom wifi router and serves me really well. Just no disconnections.
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Did it cost close to 5K, what were the other options that you looked at. Just did a search on Flipkart and the top ones listed are Belkin, Cisco and Netgear. Which one you reckon will have wider range and more Wifi speed?
Sorry was away for a bit! It Costed close to 6K. I pretty much zeroed in on the Belkin's having used a few in the past. And am very happy with their range and quality.
I have not tried the Cisco or Netgear. But can vouch that the Belkin will not let you down. It's got fantastic range and great speeds too.
there is a clear difference between the share and playmax versions. The playmax having dual antennas makes a difference in the range as well as speed offered in the same room. So would highly recommend the playmax over the share.
Another difference is that the share has only one USB slot, whereas the Playmax has 2. So you can hook up a External hard drive and other gear as well.
Do you have two Belkins, and if yes which one you find better in terms of range and speed. Is this the one you bought
Yes have the share and the playmax HD both. I bought them from croma as i got a good deal on then.
Buy Belkin F7D4401Zb Play Max Modem Router at Best Price in India - Also find Specifications, Photos, Features & Reviews

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On my box is says Playmax HD. Not entirely sure if there is a huge difference in the non HD and HD model.
Hope this helps
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It should be fine, in a two storey house i am getting coverage almost everywhere irrespective of the walls.
I am finding it difficult to get Wifi Coverage around my house (a flat) with a single modem/router. Any suggestions?
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I am finding it difficult to get Wifi Coverage around my house (a flat) with a single modem/router. Any suggestions?
By another wifi router and link them through an ethernet cable.
I did the same at my parents whose home is split on 3 levels. They now get coverage on every floor. Even the Terrace on top.
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I am finding it difficult to get Wifi Coverage around my house (a flat) with a single modem/router. Any suggestions?
How big is your flat and what exactly is the problem being faced ?

Where is the router located currently ?

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If you want aWifi Modem with 4Lan slot one VOIP slot one USB slot and also a WLAN,then go for the Fujian Starnet's AR*))V modem available only from BSNL. The price is of a throw away Rs 1800. I am not sure whether they will sell to Non BSNL Broadband users.
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How big is your flat and what exactly is the problem being faced ?

Where is the router located currently ?

Rohan
I think the problem is not the distance (its max 10-20m) I think the problem is with the pillars of the room.
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I am finding it difficult to get Wifi Coverage around my house (a flat) with a single modem/router. Any suggestions?
Position the modem in a way that its not sitting in a corner with both sides against the wall.

Identify an area in your apartment from where you get max field of vision of the whole apartment. That point or a nearby area is the best place to keep the modem. Also if it has 2 arial keep one vertical and the other horizontal.
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Position the modem in a way that its not sitting in a corner with both sides against the wall.

Identify an area in your apartment from where you get max field of vision of the whole apartment. That point or a nearby area is the best place to keep the modem. Also if it has 2 arial keep one vertical and the other horizontal.
I changed the channel. That improved the strength. Will hold on to this exercise for some time and monitor.
The problem is I cant place it at the best possible location as that is far away from the phone connection.
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