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Belkin N300 wireless router, Windows 7, 2 laptops and 2 PC's, in use.

 

Would this be the best solution for picking up a stronger wi-fi signal ?

 

http://www.ampedwireless.com/products/ua600ex.html

 

Would something cheaper work as well ?

 

There is a wi-fi router in the upstairs, south end of a house.

 

And we are trying to get a stronger signal in the downstairs, north end, basement area.

 

There is some concrete walls between router and 2 computers.

 

Wifi router is run off a cable modem, and Comcast wants more money if you add a 2nd router.

 

But if you just add a wireless router, then there are no extra charges.

 

I don't see what the difference is, other than Comcast wants to suck in more money.

 

 

Any help and advice is appreciated. ;)

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My sis had a Belkin and it barely lasted a day. Couldn't even keep system time properly. She returned it and got another brand (not disclosing) and it was better. 

 

Moral of the story: Never trust a 35 dollar router from wal-mart.

How about a $40 router from K-Mart ... ? :p

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I don't understand why no one likes Belkin? Should I be tossing mine and getting something else?

I wouldn't say they're completely awful, but they have a long history of making great hardware and supporting it about as little as possible.

 

Linksys hasn't been that much better IMO.

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I wouldn't say they're completely awful, but they have a long history of making great hardware and supporting it about as little as possible.

 

Linksys hasn't been that much better IMO.

Oh. Every time I had a problem they sent me a brand new one within a couple days, so I thought there was something with the product. 

 

I have to upgrade to one of those new 3.0 modems so maybe I try the amped router.

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Wifi router is run off a cable modem, and Comcast wants more money if you add a 2nd router.

 

 

thats what i ment as in just add another how will they know?

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Wifi router is run off a cable modem, and Comcast wants more money if you add a 2nd router.

 

 

thats what i ment as in just add another how will they know?

 

The MAC address on the devices will be logged to their servers. That's how.

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The MAC address on the devices will be logged to their servers. That's how.


You shouldn't be connecting two routers to one modem anyway. Why not chain them? The MAC address of pretty much everything passes through your ISP.

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