Our D-Link DI-624 has been most reliable, and for under S$100 it was a steal. It had 4 ethernet ports (wired) so we could hook up all our computers as well. However its range isn’t long enough to reach computers upstairs, on the other side of the house.
We also only have one cable modem (rented from Starhub) and we don’t intend to rent another one for the upstairs part of the house.
So all this while I’ve been unscrewing the cable modem and wireless router from downstairs, and fixing them up in my music studio upstairs so the Mac can download my email. It’s terribly ma fan (troublesome).
To solve this problem, I thought of two alternatives (as far as my limited knowledge of wireless routing goes):
- A wireless access point upstairs. AirPort Express didn’t work there – signal from downstairs was too weak so I assume it couldn’t bridge the gap).
- Stronger wireless router. This is where I need your help. I am thinking of this Netgear model, WGU624, which claims to have a range 3X further than other 802.11g networks.
Does anyone have any other products to recommend?