ADSL Wireless Router and range

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Winston S

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Hi.

I am looking to getting an ADSL wireless router so I can use my laptop any where in my house and connect it to the internet without having to have the laptop physically plugged into the phoneline. A number of friends of mine do this, using an ADSL router, with a wireless adapter card. However as I am with AOL, who naturally choose to be awkward I cannot directly follow suit with the same routers - all the brands I have looked at do not mention specific ranges, how can I tell how far their signal would reach?

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JohnWill

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How long is a road? That's a similar question. :)

There are so many factors that influence the range of WiFi signals that it's impossible to come up with a single number.
 

Winston S

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I see John, I was wondering of there was kind of general thing, such as long, meduim and short range wireless routers. So I can presume that the router will reach round most of my two story brick house? (So the general range is something like 50ft?)
 

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The interior walls, wiring in the walls. 2.4ghz phones, microwave ovens, etc. will all affect wireless range. You can also buy a omni directional antenna to add some range...
 
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