dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
2
share rss forum feed


Oregonian
Premium
join:2000-12-21
West Linn, OR
Reviews:
·Comcast

1 recommendation

reply to Mike Wolf

Re: Cisco Connect Cloud

Thanks for this -- got any more screen shots?

I have been considering upgrading to an E4200 or EA4500 hoping to get some added range. For now, I am still using a WRT610N but features like these may entice me to upgrade. I like the ability to manage the router remotely -- I travel some and my wife is not too technically literate so would be nice to be able to turn the Guest Account on and off remotely.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:4
I can say with certainty that I've screenshot pretty much every single page and every link and popup used, painstakingly so. If there is anything specific you'd like to see or questions let me know. I've accessed the remote features of the router at various places with various devices to do various things and it really is as simple as advertised. I must say this is the best networking device purchase I've ever made hands down.


Oregonian
Premium
join:2000-12-21
West Linn, OR
Reviews:
·Comcast
Was just kidding about the extra screen shots - I think you covered it very well.

Mainly what I am looking for are reports on range of 5 GHz N connections. I have a long house and the logistics of my network requires that the router be placed at one end of it. I sometimes have difficulty connecting to it at the other end.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:4

1 edit

1 recommendation

ah. I see. 5Ghz range isn't always the best in general because of the frequency itself being higher in range. The higher the range the shorter the distance. Honestly each case is different and you very well may get better range in your location then someone else will in their own. The only way to know if it works is to physically test it out in your home. I know that when I'm near the router on 5Ghz I get solid 450Mbps performance without any trouble, as I get further away is when I see the connection dropping and slowing down noticeably, but this is found with any 5Ghz enabled device and isn't really any fault of the EA4500. I know that the new EA6500 which uses the new AC wireless standard is said to give 5Ghz speeds of 1300Mbps. »homestore.cisco.com/viewproduct.···48919965 and should be available in August.


Oregonian
Premium
join:2000-12-21
West Linn, OR
Thanks.