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January 4, 2011 1:15:27 PM

I have a HTPC I am finishing up on as soon as get a few more dollars.It is a very long way for a wired connection to go so I chose wireless.My question is how do I set up another wire-less router to use as an access point.The reason I am asking is because I need a strong signal because the signal has a long way to go to be picked-up.Also,will it help get better reception (with the assess point).I have an old Lynksis router<><>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...;><><><><><><>COMCAST just gave me a new wireless router-NETGEAR WNR100. I have always used wired connection so using wireless is new to me.Any help is appreciated.

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a c 79 F Wireless
January 4, 2011 3:22:00 PM

for streaming video I would suggest a N wireless network.

I hope your new router is a N wireless router. The model number should be WNRxxxx-100

here is a cheap ASUS with DD-WRT which you could also use as a wireless bridge repeater

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 4, 2011 4:06:23 PM

Emerald said:
for streaming video I would suggest a N wireless network.

I hope your new router is a N wireless router. The model number should be WNRxxxx-100

here is a cheap ASUS with DD-WRT which you could also use as a wireless bridge repeater

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yes,the other wireless router I have is a Netgear WNR1000(free from Comcast). I want this router<><>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...;><> because in alot of reviews,it gives high mb/sec %.And it recommended for long range(which is exactly what I need.Now here is another question.Would I be better off with the 2 wireless routers I already have<><>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...;><>++++AND THE FREE ONE I GOT FROM COMCAST?Or should I ditch one of the ones I have and get this expensive wireless router?
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a c 79 F Wireless
January 4, 2011 4:18:53 PM

the Linksys is only a G router which will give you a max of 54Mb.

The Netgear is a N router which has a max of 300Mb.

since you already have the Linksys make sure you load the DD-WRT firmware and try it.

If it does not work for you, you can still buy the Netgear and load the DD-WRT firmware.
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January 5, 2011 2:42:48 PM

Best answer selected by seanny.
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January 5, 2011 2:46:27 PM

Emerald said:
the Linksys is only a G router which will give you a max of 54Mb.

The Netgear is a N router which has a max of 300Mb.

since you already have the Linksys make sure you load the DD-WRT firmware and try it.

If it does not work for you, you can still buy the Netgear and load the DD-WRT firmware.

Thank you for the help.Sounds like it would be a better idea to go with the $150 Netgear WNDR3700
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