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Moving into a new townhouse soon and the square footage is quite large. My computer equipment will be in my second bedroom/office and will be farther away from the living area of the house. So, the coverage may not be great. I currently have the asus rt-n66u, which is the best router I have ever had. But I want to add in a secondary one as an AP to supplement coverage. Any recommendations on a brand and model? I don't need many features as it will just be put into bridge mode and act as an AP.

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Amped Wireless seems to get the most praise around here.

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[quote name='Crisp' timestamp='1366831275' post='595656340']
Amped Wireless seems to get the most praise around here.
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Yeah...from remixedcat when he/she was here. Any specific model?

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Trendnet - TEW-638APB or TEW-653AP

Second one is POE if you want/need that.
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[quote name='xendrome' timestamp='1366831960' post='595656358']
Trendnet - TEW-638APB or TEW-653AP

Second one is POE if you want/need that.
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The 638 has been discontinued but the 653 looks promising.

EDIT: The v. 2 of the 638 is discontinued. Version 3 is out now.

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[b] [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Ubiquiti UniFi AP Enterprise WiFi System Long Range[/font][/b]

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AmpedWireless is pretty good!

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[quote name='aniv' timestamp='1366835013' post='595656404']
[b] [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Ubiquiti UniFi AP Enterprise WiFi System Long Range[/font][/b]
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This is for a 1800sq ft townhouse and not a warehouse building.

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[url="http://routerboard.com/RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN"]http://routerboard.com/RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN[/url]

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[quote name='Crisp' timestamp='1366831275' post='595656340']
Amped Wireless seems to get the most praise around here.
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just from that one guy. and it's the most ****ing annoying thing ever. I'd *not* buy it just because of the obnoxiousness. Shouting your brand name as loud as you can does not good marketing make.

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This is probably the one I am going to get: http://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-300Mbps-Wireless-Access-TEW-638PAP/dp/B0039ZQQPQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3R6T0GASOC543&coliid=I2EK3BFYT8EYRO

The trendnet tew-638pap

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[quote name='aniv' timestamp='1366835013' post='595656404']
[b] [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Ubiquiti UniFi AP Enterprise WiFi System Long Range[/font][/b]
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Just as an update...I spent a good deal of time yesterday looking at AP and this one turns out to get great reviews and is pretty inexpensive.

http://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-UniFi-Enterprise-System-Range/dp/B005H4CDF4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3R6T0GASOC543&coliid=I3EWN5H95E6IGU

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ooo that looks pretty. have you checked out cisco's btw?

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[quote name='primexx' timestamp='1366942792' post='595658710']
ooo that looks pretty. have you checked out cisco's btw?
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Sarcasm aside...you can turn off the green ring. The cisco series that would be what I am look for is the Aironet 600 which looks good but is twice as expensive.

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I say apple airport extreem just got one .. Easily the best router I've ever owned. And If you want more coverage just buy airport express, so easy to comfigure . With express has USB for printer sharing and for newyork hardive.

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[quote name='#Michael' timestamp='1366984541' post='595659390']
Sarcasm aside...you can turn off the green ring. The cisco series that would be what I am look for is the Aironet 600 which looks good but is twice as expensive.
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that wasn't sarcasm, i actually think it looks very pretty

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I bought this: [url="http://www.airlive.com/product/N.Power"]http://www.airlive.com/product/N.Power

S[/url]et the region to south america, and you get a total of 2000mW output,It also has passive POE support. :-)

Added a 9dBi antenna, and I now have coverage beyond my dreams :-)

Edit: should add that the N.power device is 150mbit max, single antenna. All devices requiring more speed a wired.


As for the Trendnet tew-638apb, I had this and the tew-637ap earlier, and both locked up when some specific devices (tried to) connect to it, or even scan for wifi networks.
Firmware on both were up to date. Never did find a solution. Only thing was to ask people to turn of wifi on their phones and then restart the AP.

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