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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:42 PM
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Hi everyone,
Today I bought a Netgear WNR2000 router and got a WN111 v2 adapter. My network is setup in a way where the router is used to provide internet to two wireless computers and my xbox. I've set it up, and it works fine, but the range is very poor. I had an old belkin router and it had a significant range. However, if I'm one room away, my internet connection drops from hitting 20mbps (on speedtest.net) to 4mbps when using the WN111 adapter. Is there anything I can do to speed this up? Are there settings (such as the in built firewall) that I can turn off to increase the speed?
I read a few links about how certain routers are not meant to be used as access points, but I'm not sure if this is one of them. Also, when I don't use the Internet port (and plug the internet connection to one of the four ethernet ports), the wireless doesn't work. I'm new to all this, so any help would be appreciated.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:45 PM
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these type of question is already asked for RANGE issue.

read other N router in general..
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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:57 PM
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I've done a bit more searching. If I port forward HTTP, (from portforward.com), would there be an increase in speed, or is this something that wouldn't have much of an impact? Unfortunately I can't try it at this moment in time as the other computer is in use for business and cannot go offline. However, I'm making a list of everything I can try when the internet is free.
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change in #Mbps are usually reflects of distance that is away from router.

with N router, you do not want go over 25ft away
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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I'm only 10ft away and there's a significant drop in speed. I read your 'wireless tips' section. If I convert my router into a dedicated AP, would that make a difference in overall speed?
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Old August 27th, 2009, 05:18 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I'm only 10ft away and there's a significant drop in speed. I read your 'wireless tips' section. If I convert my router into a dedicated AP, would that make a difference in overall speed?
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NO... that do not change the wireless portion

I would check interference issue and where the router is placed
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Ok, I will do. 1 last question. I already had a Belkin wireless router. Is it possible for me to use that as well as this? If so, I could move this closer to the computer with the WN111 adapter, whilst still maintaining range for my xbox and other computer.
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Ah, I saw that earlier and forgot lol. Brilliant, I'll have a play around with those and see how it turns out.
Thanks again for the help, much appreciated!
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