Dynex Wireless N Router & Adaptor

Mike McGinn mikemcginn at mcginnweb.net
Mon Jun 22 15:13:21 UTC 2009

On Monday 22 June 2009 11:09:47 am John Graddy wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-06-21 at 20:48 -0500, 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
> I've talked to Dynex tech support, reinstalled the Windows software,
> tried the Dynex update available on the internet, and everything else
> that I can think of.  I've just about decided that this network is not
> going to work.
> Does anyone have a suggestion on wireless hardware that will work over a
> distance of about 100 feet and through typical residential walls (wood
> and drywall)??  It would be nice if it would work "out of the box" on
> Jaunty.
> Thanks,
> John
My run of the mill Linksys works fairly well ot of the box. Of course I have 
to power cycle it every few weeks.

Mike McGinn
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