Range of N300 vis-a-vis N150 routers

chaibiskutbhai

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I currently use a Belkin N150 router at home. No issues with it, but signals get poor when I get further away from it, especially on another floor. Hence, I'm planning to upgrade to a N300 router which apparently has a better range than N150 routers.Since I need only a marginal upgrade, I had shortlisted TP-Link TL-WR841N Router.I would like to get clarity on two issues.1. Do N300 routers really have better range than N150 routers? (Not concerned about max speeds)2. Is the TP-Link TL-WR841N a reliable and sensible buy at 1700 bucks? Or any good direct competitors at similar price point?
 

rsatbf

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I have the Belkin N300 and didnt find it to be stable or providing longer range coverage. I am using a Linksys and an ASUS (in repeater mode) for multi room capability at the moment. I was using the N300 too as a repeater, but it would keep dropping the connectino to the main router and I got fed up...
 

manu1991

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AFAIK, there is no difference in range. What would make a difference would be the number of antennas and their power.WDS would have been a good option but I don't think that router would support it.
 


gowthamanb

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First, try keeping the router at the highest point in the house, say first floor or second floor, ther signals travel downwards better, and for gods sake dont keep giving into d-link, belkin shit of you wa t to cover decent area in your house, tp-link is the only choice where cost/performance is better than any other product in market.if you still want to go with dlink/belkin, buy an access point and try setting it in repeater mode and keep it whre ever the signal is low.
 

shashank983

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I currently use a Belkin N150 router at home. No issues with it, but signals get poor when I get further away from it, especially on another floor. Hence, I'm planning to upgrade to a N300 router which apparently has a better range than N150 routers.

Since I need only a marginal upgrade, I had shortlisted TP-Link TL-WR841N Router.

I would like to get clarity on two issues.

1. Do N300 routers really have better range than N150 routers? (Not concerned about max speeds)

2. Is the TP-Link TL-WR841N a reliable and sensible buy at 1700 bucks? Or any good direct competitors at similar price point?

TL-WR841N Router is very goood choice ..........
but if u want to attach high rang antenna then go for TL-WR841ND .....
 

Kihtrak

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First, try keeping the router at the highest point in the house, say first floor or second floor, ther signals travel downwards better, and for gods sake dont keep giving into d-link, belkin shit of you wa t to cover decent area in your house, tp-link is the only choice where cost/performance is better than any other product in market.

if you still want to go with dlink/belkin, buy an access point and try setting it in repeater mode and keep it whre ever the signal is low.

I have a TP link 1043nd router and replaced all the 3 (3dbi) antenna's to (9dbi) antenna's an i don't find any difference in the signal strength and moreover the N only speeds are very bad in this router.
 


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