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Standard User SRPhoto
(regular) Sat 02-Feb-13 08:55:46
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Asus RT-N66U Mounting Upside Down


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I am finally going to have FTTC installed next week (Openreach Delays). I have purchased an Asus RT-N66U to use instead of the BT HH3. When I move things around to accommodate the ORModem and my Asus I want to mount them to a wall.

Can I mount the Asus RT-N66U 'upside down' so the ports and antennas point down (About 2 foot off the ground floor) and will their be any negative effects on the WiFi upstairs or outside?

I have one other question regarding the Infinity 2 install.... Is it better to have the modem and router 1 foot from the master socket or will their be a loss of some speed if I have the modem and router 8 feet from the master socket (with the master in the same place as I don't want to move/add a socket)?
Standard User boxst
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 02-Feb-13 10:11:48
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It will have an effect on the wifi upstairs because of the way the aerials distribute the signal. Having said that, I get the strongest signal from the Asus than I have from any other device I have seen.

You should have the modem near the master socket. It doesn't matter where the router goes (up to 100m).

Edited by boxst (Sat 02-Feb-13 10:12:23)

Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Sat 02-Feb-13 11:55:07
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The aerials can be moved to counteract this effect, which I would not expect to be significant anyway.

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Standard User SRPhoto
(regular) Sat 02-Feb-13 17:52:26
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So the modem 1 foot or 8 feet from the master socket could have an impact then.
Standard User SRPhoto
(regular) Sat 02-Feb-13 17:54:08
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Thanks for that. It would be better for me if the sockets are pointing down, so the antennas will obviously point the same way'ish.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 02-Feb-13 22:51:02
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So the modem 1 foot or 8 feet from the master socket could have an impact then.
The engineer, if he knows what he is doing - as the contractors that do many FTTC installs are utterly clueless - would refuse to install the modem further away from the master socket than the supplied VDSL2 cable allows. (I think it is 1.5m).

If a free data extension cable is ordered, for use if required, (this is automatically done on Infinity - or at least it was until the latest product change so I can't be sure now), then that can be installed to provide a socket for the modem at any distance up to 30m from the master.

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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 02-Feb-13 22:51:47)

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