Wireless Routers: Fixing...blah blah Good Morning DSL readers!
My thoughts on the Wireless router article is: why do folks write something that doesn't provide a solution, nor criticize/correct/support/correct someone else's product? Answer: because they might offend the manufacturer. I say, so what, criticism.
With wifi routers, most users have no clue. Neither in setup nor in support or understanding of the limitations of wireless features. Range, interference and security are the three neglected points misunderstood with wireless.
Also, from experience, (writer mentions iPad) Apple products have the worse antenna reception compared to others (likely the antenna design, placement and materials used...form over function). And I am not just talking about the iphone antenna-gate, but the wireless issues in macbooks, macbookpro, the dinky antenna stub addon for PowerMac G5 and Macpro...
Comparing the range of an Airport Extreme (and features) to say, a Dlink-655 router would have the Dlink win for range, features and security. The Airport Extreme would only win for looks and airport admin utility ease-of-use. Kudos would go to Apple for the Admin software use with setting up extended networks (e.g. Extreme and several express).
Plus we aren't even discussing interference, location, ... firmware, age of router, encryption, amount of users....
Owning and maintaining a wireless router should require some knowledge of setup and responsibility. yeah. That said, I should get off of my neighbor's wifi connection...