coolname186
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Real World Distance of wireless networking b and G

  This is a question someone can answer from experience.  I live in a three story house.  If I place a wireless router in the basement ; what are the chances it will reach to the top floor?  All the forums and manuals talk about passing through walls, and x amount of yards a router will reach.  How about straight up?  And would it connect well?

   Also would I be better off going b or g for this?

 

this is a question better left to experience, I thank you for the time,

Chris

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godfathertrilog
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Re: Real World Distance of wireless networking b and G

My router is on the main floor and I can use the connection 2 flights up with no connection issues.  Hope that helps/.
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johnallg
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Re: Real World Distance of wireless networking b and G

B or G wouldn't really matter which.  You can try your idea, and if it doesn't perform as you'd like, you can always run a Cat5 cable through the cold air duct to the middle floor and locate the router on that floor.  That would theoretically provide even coverage, of course subject to the construction differences of the various floors.  Microwaves (2.4ghz is in the microwave band (in fact your microwave oven radiates at 2.4ghz!)) are greatly affected by metal and solid objects, especially close to the point of radiation.
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