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Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
« on: November 09, 2012, 07:29:34 AM »
I have a small old house and my new Netgear dual band N900 is not performing that well on 5ghz. It's only  25 feet from the router to my living room but the signal isn't all that great.  Are there any better choices?

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Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
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Re: Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 11:41:49 AM »
I have a netgear myself. I turn off the 5ghz myself and use the 2.4 ghz

I also had some trouble with the firmware int he netgear with the wireless going out and needing to reboot the router. I put the DD-WRT firmware on it instead and has been running like a champ ever since  :wink:

What model netgear is yours?

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Re: Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 02:48:56 PM »
It's the 4500, the Costco WNDR-4500 version.  $150 bucks !!  I need 2 channels, 1 for my security and one for everyone else.

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Re: Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 02:57:38 PM »
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I need 2 channels, 1 for my security and one for everyone else.

That isnt how it really works. They will both still be part of the same network. And they can all hook to the 2.4ghz.

2.4 will go farther than the 5.
http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=94&vw=1&articleid=17415

Also when using both you need to make sure both wireless names are different from each other :-)

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Re: Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 04:21:47 PM »
I thought a true dual band router was 2 routers (networks) in 1,    Are you saying traffic on 1 frequency can affect the other frequency?

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Re: Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 04:33:58 PM »
Nope, all the same network. Just 2 different ways to connect is all :wink: (Well 3 if you count the Ethernet cords)

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Re: Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 04:39:26 PM »
Aw, Heck then!


What's the point of having  a dual band router unless you use 5Ghz in the same room only and have clients that support it??!!


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Re: Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 04:41:14 PM »
Not a whole lot. I have no 5ghz wireless systems here so thats why I have mine off lol.

If you want to have the DVR's on a separate network (Not really needed though) you would have to setup a 2nd router, do some fine tuning to the setup and you will have 2 separate networks.

But normally there is no reason to do that. The DVR's should be password protected anyways if your worried about someone locally getting on them.

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Re: Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 12:46:33 PM »
I'm no expert whe it comes to wireless routers, but, I know from having a Netgear N600 dualband router that there is a Guest Access option in the Netgear genie. I've never tried it out for myself yet, but, it appears to give you an option to set up a second 'guest' wireless network (with options for WPA2 or WPA and WPA2 security AND also a time length the network will be a available) so that anyone logged into that network can only access the internet and not any of the shared components you may have setup into your main network.
Look around your Router Settings for a Guest Access option and give it a try.

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Re: Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 04:58:13 PM »
I have heard they have really good range but never used that brand myself yet.

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Re: Good 5Ghz Dual Band Router?
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