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Standard User Leenig
(experienced) Mon 24-Dec-12 12:22:53
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Netgear router query -replacing HH3


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Im thinking about purchasing the Netgear WNDR4500 http://goo.gl/KQmxA

Can any of you guy with knowledge confirm if this router will choose a good clear channel, I cant see this listed in the spec.

Is there a site detailing how to set this up with my BT infinity?

Out of interest why is the BT HH3 just good in most cases -are other router build with better components?

Thanks

Lee

Was looking gin the app store the Netgear Genie receives very poor reviews - has anyone here use the Genie?

Edited by Leenig (Mon 24-Dec-12 18:26:12)

Standard User epyon
(experienced) Mon 24-Dec-12 12:57:59
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Re: Netgear router query -replacing HH3


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I think the signal strength in general is much better on the netgear (you get what you pay for) but yeah the homehub 3 is not that bad really the auto switching channel is kinda of useless though imo.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 24-Dec-12 13:13:18
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Particularly seeing as the power and even occupied channels of every other WAP within reach of the computer's wifi antenna vary wildly by the second.

(Anyone on Windows who hasn't used InSSIDer get it, and watch the graph of signal strength. My "occupied channels" comment refers to the fact that a lot of WAPs on "N" use two channels when doing things, but drop down to one when relatively idle. Which is a spread of 4, jumping up to 8).

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Standard User Leenig
(experienced) Mon 24-Dec-12 17:22:12
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Re: Netgear router query -replacing HH3


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would I continue to obtain around 74 down and 16 up as I currently do with the HH3?

If anyone can explain why Netgear and others are generally better routers?

lee
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 25-Dec-12 00:52:39
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The router should not have any affect on the speed you see from the modem - but there are instances where it happens and no one can say why!


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Standard User Leenig
(experienced) Tue 25-Dec-12 08:18:47
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Thanks for the reply.

Im really interested to know if anyone can answer why routers vary like the HH3 to net gear - is software or hardware or both?

Lee
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Dec-12 10:12:36
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Both, just like computers. Oh, they are computers!

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Standard User Leenig
(experienced) Tue 25-Dec-12 19:58:25
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but the HH3 is around £90 the netgear another 30ish I guess £30 can buy superior parts

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 25-Dec-12 20:49:30
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Why are you looking to upgrade?

Bear in mind that WiFi is restricted by output as well as other things. Buying a new router doesn't mean you'll get better range.

I've been through many routers and found all of the range to be pretty similar. The homehub is actually one of the best I've used.

Range on a netgear WNDR3700 I found was worse than a homehub and sky Hub.

Edited by ukhardy07 (Tue 25-Dec-12 20:49:46)

Standard User Leenig
(experienced) Tue 25-Dec-12 22:04:13
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Thanks -i feel confused as to what to do - the HH3 is generally fine but I was something with a slightly better wifi and having read many comments in here the HH3 doesn't appear to bode well with many that seem to have knowledge of these things = the wndr4500 works on 2.4 and 5 am I kidding myself in thinking it would be a better unit than the Netgear 4500 I live in a 3 bedroom house and the back bedroom struggles a little for the wifi signal. I dont really want to spent £150 unless i really need to

lee
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