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Best router for 2 users?

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    Best router for 2 users?


    I've got 2 users home network that uses a lot of bandwidth just updated my comcast xfinity I get about 3.965mbytes/s but when one use downloads the other user is effected if he is playing a multiplayer video game. I've got TEW-652BRP Trendnet router with motorola modem. I was wonder if my router was weak to perform this task? If so anyone can suggest a good router? I can barely get wifi signal even though the router is in the other room like 10 feet away.

    Thanks for your time.
    TRENDnet | Products | 300Mbps Wireless N Routers | TEW-652BRP


    Hardware
    Standards Wired: IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T), IEEE 802.3u (100Base-TX)
    Wireless: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0), IEEE 802.11e QoS
    WAN 1 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX port (Internet)
    LAN 4 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX ports
    WPS Button Enables Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) function
    Connection Type Dynamic IP, Static (Fixed) IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP To be supported (Big Pond, Russia PPoE, PPTP, and L2TP)
    UPnP UPnP IGD 1.0 compliant
    DMZ DMZ host & Virtual Servers
    DNS Static or WAN assigned DNS servers; 3 verified services for DDNS
    Internet Access Control MAC Address Filter, Domain/URL Filter, Protocol/IP Filter
    Logging 5 types of event logging; email report
    LED Indicator Power, LAN1~LAN4, WAN, WLAN, Status
    Power Adapter 7.5V DC, 1A external power adapter
    Power Consumption 4.5watts (max)
    Dimension (L x W x H) 150 x 130 x 30mm (5.9 x 5.1 x 1.2in)
    Weight 245g (8.6oz)
    Temperature Operation: 0~ 40C (32F~ 104F)
    Storage: -10~ 70C (14F~158 F)
    Humidity Max. 90% (non-condensing)
    Certifications CE, FCC
    Wireless
    Frequency 2.412~2.484GHz band
    Antenna 2 x 2dBi fixed dipole antennas
    Media Access Protocol CSMA/CA with ACK
    Data Rate 802.11b: 11Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, and 1Mbps
    802.11g: 54Mbps, 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 9Mbps and 6Mbps
    802.11n: up to 300Mbps
    Security WEP(HEX/ASCII): 64/128-bit WPA(AES/TKIP): WPA/WPA2-Radius, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
    Output Power 802.11b: 17dBm (typical)
    802.11g: 13dBm (typical) 802.11n: 13dBm (typical)
    Receiving Sensitivity 802.11b: -85dBm (typical) @ 11Mpbs
    802.11g: -68dBm (typical) @ 54Mbps
    802.11n: -62dBm (typical) @ 300Mbps
    Channels 1~ 11 (FCC), 1~13 (ETSI)

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    Why don't you just cap the computers so that they both have a maximum of 2Mbps each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    Why don't you just cap the computers so that they both have a maximum of 2Mbps each.
    But I don't know how to do that!?
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    it is possible but you would need to reflash your router with DD-WRT User Interface. This will invalidate your routers warranty, but will give you control over the routing of output to your computer.
    If your interested and have a few hours to spare check out DD-WRT.
    www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router
    and
    Access Restrictions - DD-WRT Wiki

    On the router somewhere it says TEW-652BRP v????
    What does it say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deziking View Post
    I've got 2 users home network that uses a lot of bandwidth just updated my comcast xfinity I get about 3.965mbytes/s but when one use downloads the other user is effected if he is playing a multiplayer video game. I've got TEW-652BRP Trendnet router with motorola modem. I was wonder if my router was weak to perform this task? If so anyone can suggest a good router?
    You could consider a dual band router. During heavy use one individual could be one band, while the other is on another. There are plenty of good dual band routers. I use an AirPort Extreme base stattion and recommend it highly, but you may want to shy away from an Apple router. Note that 5 Ghz range is limited, when it comes to signal strength, compared to the 2.4 GHz range. If your router is 10' away with only basic wall in between, then you shouldn't be having a problem now or with a good new dual band router.
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    Posts : 9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    it is possible but you would need to reflash your router with DD-WRT User Interface. This will invalidate your routers warranty, but will give you control over the routing of output to your computer.
    If your interested and have a few hours to spare check out DD-WRT.
    www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router
    and
    Access Restrictions - DD-WRT Wiki

    On the router somewhere it says TEW-652BRP v????
    What does it say?
    on the router it just says tew-652brp H/W: v2.2r???
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by deziking View Post
    I've got 2 users home network that uses a lot of bandwidth just updated my comcast xfinity I get about 3.965mbytes/s but when one use downloads the other user is effected if he is playing a multiplayer video game. I've got TEW-652BRP Trendnet router with motorola modem. I was wonder if my router was weak to perform this task? If so anyone can suggest a good router?
    You could consider a dual band router. During heavy use one individual could be one band, while the other is on another. There are plenty of good dual band routers. I use an AirPort Extreme base stattion and recommend it highly, but you may want to shy away from an Apple router. Note that 5 Ghz range is limited, when it comes to signal strength, compared to the 2.4 GHz range. If your router is 10' away with only basic wall in between, then you shouldn't be having a problem now or with a good new dual band router.
    Yea I should of gotten a better router, I was thinking of getting a new one with better range but I'm just too not sure.
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    I'm not saying your router is bad. Just that you might find a different one more suited to the circumstances you mention.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by deziking View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    it is possible but you would need to reflash your router with DD-WRT User Interface. This will invalidate your routers warranty, but will give you control over the routing of output to your computer.
    If your interested and have a few hours to spare check out DD-WRT.
    www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router
    and
    Access Restrictions - DD-WRT Wiki

    On the router somewhere it says TEW-652BRP v????
    What does it say?
    on the router it just says tew-652brp H/W: v2.2r???
    At the moment an upgrade to DD-WRT supported version is not possible on the v2.2r. Although if you go to the DD-WRT forum you may be able to flash it with the current tested version and then update it on a regular basis until it's completely functional.
    What you need to access then is the Quality of service (QoS) and this will enable you to prioritize who has what. A router of quality to do this otherwise will cost you or 100's of dollars. This is the cheap but works method.

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    Sorry cancel that as the model is currently not in Work in Progress. (WiP)

    So, it looks like you will have to buy a new router then.
    Looking for one to suggest!
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