Wi-Fi signals can fade pretty badly in a big house - this powerful router covers a lot of area!
Amped Wireless has a new option for bringing Wi-Fi to large homes or offices. The R20000G is a high-power Wireless-N dual band router with an advertised coverage area of up to 10,000 square feet.
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Perfect! We have two wireless routers in the house & still need a bit more range!
 
Most wifi routers are already way overpowered -- the problem is usually placement of the antennae not actual power output.

I can see the wifi signals of my neighbours across the street (that's a lawn, sidewalk and two lanes of road, then another sidewalk and yard, not to mention their walls and mine).
 
I think I might buy one of these when the -AC version comes out.
 
Yes but my WiFi can travel from a long time. I get 3 bars from my neighbors when I am 2 houses down really. And for mine I am on the street on my DELL laptop and My iPod touch and all I see is 3 bars on both and I thought that's weird please tell me why that is. I have one wireless router and I can go on a trail in my back yard and not loose WiFi. Thanks and please
Answer back!! 
 
If you could draw a straight line in your house from your router to your computer/gaming console/etc. and be less than 100 feet from each other, then make sure your router wireless mode is on 802.11g. I know that "N" routers are the hot thing, but wireless G is much less susceptible to wireless interference. Also, since most routers come out of the box defaulted to wireless channel 6, then you should change yours to either channel 1 or channel 11. That way, if you live close to anyone who also has a wireless router, you will run less risk of interference from them.
 
Also most intelligent routers have an 'auto' setting for the channel -- use it. That will switch to the channel with the lowest interference.
 
I'm going straight 5.8 on my next AP. Less interference, better range. But, I'm going with a pair of UbiFi AP's for full house and outside coverage, with an additional 12 Dbi omni on top of the house for a semi-public wi-fi for the neighborhood. We're all friends, and I'm sure they'd like a nice outside wi-fi signal (limited bandwidth, separate VLAN). I think I've outgrown consumer grade routers and AP's these days. :(
 
But, out of curiosity, does it run DD-WRT or Tomato?
 
I had to once buy a new wireless router cause of the auto setting on the intelligent router +Michael Babcock
 
There are plenty of broken wireless routers out there, but power is rarely the problem, and a proper auto setting (or checking periodically which frequencies are least used near your home and changing it manually) makes a big difference.
 
Thank you but I have tried that multiple times and now I have just the simple router +Michael Babcock
 
I think my current one (Linksys E2000) suffers from an internal antenna and I need a larger one for the coverage I need. I was thinking of modding an external antenna connection to it and going that route, but the UniFi's will replace it anyway.
 
I had used to have a Linksys addition and now I do not sadly I would like to get a uBee
 
I deal with router configs all day, and I want to get the D-Link DGL4500 so much. The firmware handles NAT better than almost any other commercially available router I know.
 
Yes I have the D-Link DGL4500 and it does not work badly. The WiFi networking and range is not bad. I can go at least one house or two with out loosing WiFi
 
Use an app like 'WiFi Analyzer' for Android to check for channel congestion and set your channel appropriately. N and G are on the same frequency, unless you use 5.6GHz specifically which has more trouble penetrating objects due to the half size wavelength, but N has 3-6x the data rate as we know. If you think G is better, switch to it and run a few speed tests. Antennas are removable for a reason. Higher gain antennas are cheaper than an extender and come in many flavors. Directional is great if your router is close to one side of the house, and higher gain omni-directional can give you a 25% boost or more. And when all that fails, these range boosters won't fail.
 
But the only thing is that D-Links are very expensive!!!
 
The data rate for G is more than enough to fulfill almost anyone's Internet requirements. Very very few people have higher speed Internet than G provides. N's additional bandwidth is almost never relevant in normal homes or even offices.
 
For me, it's not the Internet speed that I'm interested in. G is more than enough. For me, it's the internal network (movie streaming, music, moving files back and forth).
 
Same here +Dustin Harper I do a lot of PC to PC and PC to Android transfers using Samba/FTP so 300/600Mbps isn't enough, but wireless is convenient for all the devices around the house.
 
I agree +Dustin Harper When it comes to raitings above G, its not about your ISP speed +Michael Babcock. It is about your internal network. 5+ years ago, G was great for ISP and internal network, but not now. Many people have home servers, and to stream HD content from your server to multiple clients, its going to take more than a G rated router. And on top of HD content, you have music, files, games, ect... that people use on internal networks.
 
The router +Cali Lewis is talking about, I believe, is overpowered. There is going to be to much noise that will cause headache because of reliability issues. What manufactures really need to focus on is antenna design.
 
At G speeds you're getting half the speed of fairly standard 100Mbit Ethernet. With Super-G and other features you can be getting higher than 100Mbit without going to N. Anyone who thinks they need more is usually mistaken -- streaming Blu-Ray video is possible with G. That said, my complaint was about excessive power ... turn the power down people and stop causing interference!
 
I hate the idea of the general public buying these without any thought.

When I last lived in a big town it was a constant headache dealing with BT customers and their ISP provided N standard Home hubs. One of the most popular ISPs and the provided router had such good coverage and was so aggressive at taking over a channel even when it was clearly in use by a router in the next apartment.

However in my parents cottage with its 3 foot thick internal stone walls this could be ideal!
 
and then you'll end up with a giant tumor after years of usage.
 
IT'S NOT A TUMA! (Arnold in Kindergarten Cop reference).
 
LOL I would be concerned if I had a 600mW microwave transmitter sitting on a desk 1-2 feet away all day being as all that research is inconclusive. I'd still rather go with lower power, draft AC, and aftermarket antennas if I were to upgrade. Maybe it's a different FCC class and they have to include warnings to keep it at a certain distance from people? Better safe than tumor. LOL
 
If PoE access points weren't so drastically overpriced because of their business clientele, we could all have multi-point low-power wifi in our homes. Simple ceiling or wall transmitters for each room with just enough power for that room all connected to a proper WLAN switch that handles transfers between APs. That's how we do it in larger corporate networks, because it reduces interference and gives better coverage with less power.
 
Cool! Now I can get a house 4x bigger!
 
NewEgg reviews aren't very good on this. Will wait for more feedback before thinking about a purchase.
 
This is probably a terrible product. This will appeal the most to the less knowledgable who will bring it into their home because 'it goes to 11' and will make RF life miserable for others around them. The better solution would be to deploy a group of products connected via ethernet or WDS, fitting the RF profile of their home. Take a look at the products by Ubiquiti Networks. They include (for free) software to help you plan and maintain your network. http://www.ubnt.com/unifi
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