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Linksys RV082 Router with additional Apple airport Extreme Routers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cap2587, Sep 29, 2014.

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  1. cap2587

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    I am trying to improve wireless performance at a clients home. Currently they have a Linksys RV082 set up as their main router. They also have 4 additional basic Linksys WRT54G routers set up at various points in the home that seem to be failing. My plan was to put in 3 Apple airport Extreme routers in place of the Linksys routers. I am wondering if they really need the Linksys RV082 in their network at all as they aren't running a business. Their is a large area to cover with a big house and the usage is purely Laptops, ipads, phones. The Linksys RV082 is only 110/100Mbps LAN Ports. I could keep this in the set up and just add the Apple routers in on Bridge mode. I could also remove the Linksys RV082 and start fresh with Apple Airport Extreme routers and add in a 10/1000Mbps Switch if needed. Any ideas would be appreciated.
     
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    Why routers and not proper wireless access points and wireless repeaters? I'd look at Amped units if you want longer range. You can also look at powerline repeaters. The older versions of the RV082, or at least with older firmware, sometimes had poor throughput with the firewall enabled, test the internet speeds and verify that they are close to advertised speeds, update the firmware to latest version as well otherwise replace it with a new unit. I assume they don't use the dual WAN feature or VPN.

    Amped: http://www.ampedwireless.com/
     
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