Dynex Wireless N Router & Adaptor
jwgraddy at valornet.com
Mon Jun 22 14:47:07 UTC 2009
On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 05:51 -0600, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
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> John Graddy wrote:
> > I recently purchased a Dynex (Best Buy's store brand) wireless N router
> > and USB adaptor. I added the drivers to ubuntu Jaunty using
> > Ndiswrapper. When I run lsusb, I get a USB device that is identified as
> > "Belkin Products", so I guess that Best Buy has some kind of arrangement
> > with Belkin to use their stuff in the Dynex product line.
> > This adaptor and router work somewhat. They advertise an "operating
> > range" of "up to" 1000 ft. In linux, I get an operating range of
> > approximately 35 ft. before the signal strength starts dropping off to
> > nothing. The network is unusable once I get beyond that 35 feet. Under
> > Windows, the operating range is a little better - maybe 50 feet.
> > Is wireless really that bad? Am I doing something wrong? Is there a
> > better option available to me?
> > I'm seriously considering getting the phone company to install an DSL
> > connection in another room in my house so I can use a wired network.
> > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > John
> You may have the exact same Belkin WiFi transmitter I have. There is no
> way to make the thing go a long way. I have my WiFi mounted as high as I
> can get it about 6 feet above the floor. It goes about 40 feet IF the
> door is open. If shut it does 30 feet.
> I got a good antenna for the other computer I need to provide Internet
> to and that works.
> 73 Karl
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Thanks for the response. What "good antenna" did you get
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