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Darknessfall
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2wire Gateways

I know people complain about the wireless G since it's a little meh with speeds but I want to know why people complain about the range of these things. It has incredible range and from what I saw it was much better than current gen dual band routers in range on 2.4. I can sometimes see these routers when searching from people all the way down the road. The 400 mW is really powerful lol. My 2wire is on the other side of the house, on the floor, has to go through a ton of stuff, and it's in a tight corner. The -49 RSSI is 5 bars .


Mangix

join:2012-02-16
united state
I've heard more complaining about the newer N routers instead of the Gs...

This is not because newer standards suck but because newer equipment sucks. After G, many companies moved to doing internal amplified antennas instead of the external ones and hence the lower range.

There are newer N routers that also have excellent range as well when configured properly. RT-N66U comes to mind.


Darknessfall
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I just wish these 2wire gateways weren't crowding up 2.4 GHz lol.