My client has a ZyXel P-660HW-T1 v3 (ADSL router with a four-port built-in Ethernet switch and IEEE 802.11b/g wireless capability) router that was supplied several years ago by his Broadband Supplier.
The problem is that the wireless signal is not strong enough to reach all of the rooms in the house.
He was strongly advised that before he goes buying boosters or range extenders that by far the better thing to do is to swap out his ZyXel P-660HW-T1 v3 and replace it with a very good quality router which can broadcast a very strong Wi-Fi signal. I don’t disagree with this as a first step because range extenders tend to divide the signal by 2 etc. He will look at extenders and Power Line adapters as a phase 2 project. (i.e. If he gets a very strong broadcast of his wireless signal, he will use that as his foundation, and will build from there.)
His is willing to invest a few hundred if need be on a good quality router to get his broadband right throughout his house.
He doesn’t do much or any gaming at present so his primary uses are:
- Smart phones in various rooms
- To hook up smart TV’s in various rooms to the net.
- To be able to access the net with a decent signal from laptops in various rooms
Given the specs of his current router ( ADSL, Modem/Switch, etc.), he will need to replace those features.
He is not technical and doesn’t even know if these are the correct type, one he seen recommendations for on this net was: ASUS RT-AC68U.
What would you recommend for a VERY good router which emits very strong Wi-Fi signals.