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help recommending Wireless access point router

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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
I Have week signal for wireless since switching over broadband to talk talk.

My speed has improved since I changed over (did online speed test) but the signal is dropping when I go upstairs which never happened with old router and provider.

Iv been told i should buy the following product, as the router provided by talk talk I am told is rubbish:
TP-Link TD-W8960N N300 which costs about £30 brand new on ebay
Has relatively good reviews

Just wondering if you think its a good one, or maybe any other recommendations I should look at.
I dont mind spending even more if the extra expense is justified. Please help thanks
Sandy1012 Avatar
2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Td link are a good brand developing good hardware for good price. You can consider trying to move the talktalk broadband router to a more central position or adjust the antenna ( unless they are internal). You can also look at increasing your wifi through range extenders that plug into the plug socket. Very good for distributing. http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WA750RE-Universal-Extender-Configuration/dp/B00CEB53JQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403543770&sr=1-2&keywords=Range+extender for £16 at 150mbps or http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WA850RE-Universal-Extender-Configuration/dp/B00AHXXJVW/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1403543770&sr=1-1&keywords=Range+extender for £25.


Alternative look at powerline on amazon again TPLink for a couple of quid that uses the ring main of the house as a cable. Very clever and more developed now so little/no interference with other connected items.


Otherwise, a new router would be good but you maybe limited still by the walls/shape of your house. Just to keep your options open :-)
#2
Otherwise you could go for the ASUS RT brand of routers which are very premium with more of a price tag. Please also be aware of when buying you check that it is compatible with your ISP I.e. Is an ADSL/ADSL2+ modem router and not a cable one. Wouldn't want you to buy the wrong one. Should be able then to get settings for it from talktalk but obviously they won't provide technical support for a 3rd party modem: hence why if your not too techno-savvy you can do range extending or powerline wifi to expand your wifi cloud, :-)
#3
http://www.ebuyer.com/259806-tp-link-wireless-n300-gigabit-router-w-usb-port-tl-wr1043nd

Thanks
I found that one on ebuyer, but it also says 300mbps - so wireless seems the same speed, Is the 3 antennas the main difference and a boost to signal?

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