|09-21-2013 10:40 PM|
|Nirvaana||Yes it will make a difference especially if you get the latest ones. I have had great success with the AC router due to sustained signal strength and "juice". I would suggest to stick with the N router- both Linksys and Asus are good routers but I assume that he will prefer Linksys. Should run you about $130.|
|09-21-2013 09:59 PM|
He's a smart guy, I'm sure he has all the tech stuff figured out. I was just hoping that I'd be able to go out and get the router for him and surprise him with it - I'm thinking that's not a good idea, lol.
There are three houses using the same connection. The house where the router is has 4 people living in it (two kids). They have a laptop, two desktop computers, an ipad and a tablet. We're right next door and have a laptop, a desktop and two smartphones (although mind isn't usually on the wireless). The house next to us I'm not positive, I think they have a desktop, a laptop and at least one smartphone. We all also use Netflix and I think the other two houses have gaming systems (xbox 360, ps3) that are connected too.
The neighbour has also built all of the computers except for my laptop. Our living room is right next to where the router is, so we get a good signal all through the house. The other neighbour probably gets a good signal in their house except for the back end, although I'm not sure about that. We're in townhouses that are pretty narrow but tall. There's a range extender, but even before they had that the signal was pretty good.
I think I'm just going to take him to the computer store or get him a gift certificate for it - I know which one he likes to shop at.
|09-21-2013 06:48 PM|
What router does he have now? How many people are on it at a time? You shouldn't get booted off because of the number of people using it. I have at least 12 devices in my house connected to our router. Often we have four or more connected at the same time. When someone gets booted off, it is an adapter problem in their device, or the laptop has gone into sleep mode, and has lost the connection.
Getting "booted" off is probably a connection problem with your wireless adapter. Could be the distance you are from the router.
A dual band wireless router is only a benefit if you have a wireless adapter which uses the 5 GHz band. Most "off the shelf" laptops and desktops don't use this band. My smartphone uses this band, but none of my laptops do.
|09-21-2013 06:42 PM|
Have him check with his service provider and make sure he know what docsis version they are using and which modems they approve for use on their system. Many times if the modem is more than 2-3 years old it becomes outdated on the service provider's system and can cause boot because it can't "talk" to the provider's network anymore. The router itself can have the same issue. Also try unplugging the modem and router for a minute or two to clear it's memory. We call it power stroking the system. If your equipment isn't old this can work to fix the problem.
A dual band wireless N router is a good choice. IF he has both a modem and router as opposed to a combo unit it is best if replace both at the same time and get a matched set if the budget allows.
|09-21-2013 06:16 PM|
Our neighbour provides internet for us and another neighbour, he has unlimited and we pay him a small amount per month to use it. It's beneficial to all of us because we get great service super cheap and he gets help with the bill.
Recently, we've been getting booted off in the evening - I think it's because it's gotten cooler and we're all staying in more so there are quite a few people on at one time. He was talking about upgrading the router to see if that would help to a dual band wireless N router. Does anyone know if this will help? Any other suggestions? I would like to get it for the tomorrow if possible. He said it needs to have antenna.