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What is the best wireless setup for an apartment?
Log in or sign up in seconds. Manager, Shannon Arms Apartments. To put it simply, the modem receives the signal and communicates with your ISP -- the router is the actual device that hosts your local network and lets all your devices join and connect online. It completely depends on the provider. If you like to stream movies or do anything outside of very basic browsing, I would say to get cable if you can afford it. Why not surprise them with free high-speed Internet service they can access anywhere on your property? After that, you hook up your router.

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Any questions we suspect of being leading questions or asked merely to promote an agenda or sealioning will be removed. Unanswered How do I buy wifi for my apartment? How do I buy wifi for my apartment? My girlfriend and I are moving in to our first apartment in a couple of weeks, and we need to get our own internet. I've looked online a bit, but is there anything I need to know before buying a plan?

Are there any plans that y'all recommend? How do routers work? Let's start with this What country do u live in.. While I'm here I thought I'd give u some new apartment advice. You never need a plunger until you need one right fucking now A few years ago you'd have a router and a modem.

To put it simply, the modem receives the signal and communicates with your ISP -- the router is the actual device that hosts your local network and lets all your devices join and connect online. You can't connect to the internet without a modem. ISPs can and probably will offer you a 'hub', a device that functions as both a modem and a router. These are EXTREMELY simple to set up and get running, although usually at the expense of wireless performance especially if you receive it free of charge although you say you're in an apartment, they should be just fine.

If you want to save some cash, you should ask about new customer deals, or transfer deals saying you're thinking of leaving one ISP, ask them what they can offer you. You can rent these things from the major providers but after 10 months buying your own equipment will pay for itself and you can take it with you.

The modem and router I listed are the ones I have in my apartment and I highly recommend. Good speeds and connectivity all over the entire place. I've had mine for almost two years with no issues. Id make sure to check with the company before going out and buying a modem and router. I manged to be getting internet while the company I went with was running a two year free modem rental promotion in my area. The Motorola Surfboard is one of the best modems on the market and its the same price as that one you listed.

I've always wondered this, but do you have to get cable along with Internet? I've no need for television but I've never seen one done without the other. It completely depends on the provider. Some may allow you to get only internet while another company it might be cheaper to buy a bundle.

So the first thing you should decide is what type of internet to get. CNET's Forum on networking and wireless is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. Discussion topics include Wi-Fi setups, I live in the apartment building with over routers around me. The range was not good at all. My internet connection was getting lost thru 2 walls, 2 doors and 40 feet away from the router.

Can someone please tell me what is my best wireless solution? What equipment do I need to make my wireless reach thru 2 walls, 2 doors and 40 feet distance? Please keep in mind that living in the apartment is completely different than in your own house where you only have one router and no interference from others. If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. What they are recommending you do is put a device between to amplify the signal. Depends if that realistic. Can you place a device between your router and PC that can receive and then retransmit the signal. If your router used external antennas I would recommend using a directional antenna.

I don't think you have that option? You could buy a router that took direction antenna but it helps to have a direction antenna on the PC also. You can get a very tight beam that nobody can interfere with.

So I would first see if you can find a channel that is not in use. It will take a while just observing the tools that come with either your router or your pc wireless nic.

There are freeware packages available also that will monitor signal strength on channels but they do not work with all pc nic cards. If they are all heavy used then I would see if you could just "borrow" one of these lol.

Before you buy a lot of equipment I would see if using Since this is not real popular you stand a better chance to not have interference on it. Of course it not being popular will limit your selection and cost a bit more. I am only 40 feet away from my cable with Netgear WNR router. Can I just connect my notebook to my old Netgear WGR v7 router and have 2 routers talk to each other? How can I find out what channel I am on, if it is in use then how do I change it?

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My girlfriend and I are moving in to our first apartment in a couple of weeks, and we need to get our own internet. I've looked online a bit, but. Many people that write about Wi-Fi live in houses, or so I suspect. I say this, because the specific issues faced by apartment dwellers in crowded cities are rarely addressed. A . Bring Free WiFi To Your Tenants. Proven track record, awesome service, zero startup costs, low monthly fees. Contact us for a free demo today!