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#1
Hey all,

I'm in a 2 story home with a basement using a single antenna buffalo wireless G router (can't remember the model) and am having a hard time getting a reliable signal to the upper floor. Plus, I feel like even the LAN lines are giving me trouble as I feel like I've seen a decrease in my speeds as of late.

I compared 3 N routers on newegg here and was hoping for some input on any of these being good or if you had better recommendations?

Thanks!
 

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#2
I use the WD MyNetN900 in a similar situation as you,works great. my second choice would be the Asus N66u
 

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#3
Using the N66U atm, it goes through about 3 walls (of unknown thickness) just fine. things get slightly patchy from the 4th wall though.
 
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#4
I should also add I was trying to keep the budget below $75

Much appreciate the input though guys thanks!
 
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Would recommend the WNDR3700 - not DD-WRT compatible but a damn good router.
 
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#7
Being as you have a two story house, I would recommend putting whichever router you get on the top floor, and closest to the direct center of the house, if at all possible. That might help you get a bit of a better signal on all floors.
 
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#8
Yep he's right. I got mine on the 2nd floor in the office. Many people make the mistake of placing it in the basement where the floor is very thick and the router has a tough time penetrating.