WIreless N router has worse range than my G router, how can i improve the range?
Posted on 2008-06-16
I have a WRT54g linksys router at home. I purchased a WRT160N linksys router to test for a client. My client needs to have his wireless reach a little farther than his wireless g connection can transmit to. When i hook the WRT160N in the adjoining room of the WRT54G(on a seperate channel), and go out side, the G reaches just as far, if not a touch farther than the N device. I have always steered away form N devices since it is not standardized yet, but needed the extra reach the N device supposedly provided. I just have the default auto settings on, any ideas on why distance is so poor? I tried a WRE54g range extender first, but that device was terrible. After connecting it to the network, I could be standing right next to the range extender and only gt a 40% signal strength.