WAG345G or WRT54G/GL for a 2-floors Wi-Fi stable link?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by icest0rm, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. icest0rm

    icest0rm Network Guru Member

    Hello all,
    I currectly have a D-Link DI-624 router togheter with a D-Link DWL-G132 USB adapter...I have the router on my basefloor and the USB adapter connected to the PC on the first floor of my house...
    the PC is on my bedroom which is quite over the router room, only a bit in diagonal...
    currently I'm having a lot of issues with my Wi-Fi link...even if I get 62-66% signal stenght (or 4 bars out of 5 using WZC utility of windows) I have a lot of link drops...dunno who's the responsible for that, but I think it's the router, since if I connect the USB adapter to my laptop and I stay 1mt. far from the router I never have connection drops...I also bought a 9dBi extra gain antenna on Ebay because I hoped to solve the problem but this didn't help :cry:
    so I decided to sell my router and switch to a Linksys solution (I think Linksys is one of the best brand out also thanks to the fw developers :) )...
    actually I'm quite sure to get the bundle WAG354G+WUSB54G which is sold at only 89 Euros here in Italy (I think it's a good bargains, isn't it?)...I've tried to read something about WAG354G and it seems a good performer also on 3-floors houses...
    do you think it's better to consider also others products?
    I know that maybe a solution with separate router & modem could be better but I like the idea to have less wires as possible (currently here in the basefloor there are a lot of wires running on the floor and it's not a nice view for guests since they are quite visible :) )...
    but I'm really open to all suggestions because I want to solve this problem...
    do you think could be worth to consider a MIMO solution? I've seen Linksys WRT54GX and WAG54GX2 but they are quite expensive...
    anyway I don't care about speed transfer but I want a stable link without connection drops :cheering:
    I hope you can help me make the perfect choice for my needs!
    thanks in advance :thumb:
  2. audioslim

    audioslim Network Guru Member

    How about one of those routers that run over the mains electricity circuit. You just plug it in and go. Leave wireless for you laptop. You'ld need one plug near your adsl wireless router and the other upstairs on the PC. Speeds are good, up to 85mb/s I think from memory.

    Link here, http://www.adslguide.org.uk/hardware/reviews/2005/q4/solwiseplug.asp

  3. icest0rm

    icest0rm Network Guru Member

    I need a router....
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