I used to use Portable Internet device with a Linksys router which worked great. Since the Portable Internet device is no longer supported, I now have a Rocket Hub, but coverage is poor and I cannot connect to the internet throughout my property.
Can I use the Rocket Hub with the Linksys Router and will this improve coverage? If anyone has configured this, I would really appreciate finding out how to do this. Many Thanks.
Find yourself an old "B" wireless router if you want to expand your coverage area., "G" and "N" routers both use the 2.4ghz stream and have distance issues along with MANY interference issues.. yes your "B" wireless router runs at 1 mb.. but it will go very far and more than adequate to surf..google it..
your comment: " "G" and "N" routers both use the 2.4ghz stream and have distance issues along with MANY interference issues..." is interesting. There have been many postings in this Forum regarding problems with routers using both G and N WiFi standards. Quite often the actual router in use is blamed, or other issues are seen to be the cause. Do you have any sources we can reference for a discussion on the relative merits of the three standards as they relate to interfence and distance performance?
Another approach might be to do a wireless site survey using some of the tools available on the Internet, and determining what if any sources of WiFi interference there might be. The WiFi channel in use by the router can be changed to tailor the situation so interference issues are minimized.
I thought that 802.11B, G and N all used the 2.4 GHz frequencies, so it would seem it can't be a frequency-related issues. It does make intuitive sense that when attempts are made to increase the actual data rates for a given connection that the link would be more prone to errors, interference and failure.
By the way, the by now older, but still available, if not new, then used, Linksys WRT54G/GL series all support the B mode and can be configured to use that exclusively, as opposed to G/B mixed mode. That assumes, of course, that your network equipment, i.e., laptops, etc., will also support Bmode on their end.
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