netgear usb wireless necessary

  bert52a 17:49 09 Dec 2007

I splashed out yesterday on a Netgear router D834PN because my old one was broken according to aol tech help.After endless hours of calls to aol and netgear got it up and running.The settings on Internet explorer needed to be changed and finally everything was fine.
What frustrated me was that it says on the packet
10X the coverage.Being cynical I thought well maybe we can get 2X better than the cheaper old router.Well the best I could get was 2 steps further away from the router than the old one.
Somebody said have you tried the netgear wireless
usb receiver but when I asked netgear support last year they said it didn't make any difference.
Does anybody know the truth before I send even more?

  rdave13 18:43 09 Dec 2007

Have you tried changing the channel on the router? Try different ones to see if any better. Mine was on 6, I think, originally so changed to 9 and coverage improved. click here

  bert52a 14:24 14 Dec 2007

I tried this but it's the same on all.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:44 14 Dec 2007

Wireless coverage depens on a lot of things,

metal near the router, thickness of walls, material in walls etc.

the wireless adaptors seem to be pretty standard, so a netgear one will probably not make a differnce.

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