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Old December 26, 2013, 10:54 AM
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EDIT: To rephrase my original question: In a large, split level house, what are my options for getting the broadest reach for a wireless network while maintaining a single network throughout (so that devices can "see" each other as though they are all connected to a single router)?

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I'm trying to set up a home network in my parents house. It's a long single floor house and the router doesn't nearly reach the whole house.

I want to have a longer range and, most importantly, I need it to have a single network for devices. I need devices connected to one router able to see devices on the other (printers, chromecast, etc. as though everything was connected to a single router). I'd like to have a single SSID/pw where devices automatically connect to the strongest signal.

Currently I have a Dlink DIR-825 and a Linksys WRT54GL set up with DD-WRT as a repeater. I'm prepared to get new equipment but I have no idea what to get.

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I'm guessing you're asking about wifi and not wired?
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Old December 26, 2013, 01:06 PM
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Rase your present router as close to the ceiling in the room its in as you can. preferably on the main floor of house and as central to the structure ass possabel.
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I'm trying to set up a home network in my parents house. It's a long single floor house and the router doesn't nearly reach the whole house.

I want to have a longer range and, most importantly, I need it to have a single network for devices. I need devices connected to one router able to see devices on the other (printers, chromecast, etc. as though everything was connected to a single router). I'd like to have a single SSID/pw where devices automatically connect to the strongest signal.

Currently I have a Dlink DIR-825 and a Linksys WRT54GL set up with DD-WRT as a repeater. I'm prepared to get new equipment but I have no idea what to get.

Thank you everyone!
Both of those are very old routers. I'd invest in a new router and you'd probably find that alone would increase your range.
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Old December 26, 2013, 11:03 PM
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I'm guessing you're asking about wifi and not wired?
Yes, I'm looking to extend the range of the wifi and maintain a single network.

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Rase your present router as close to the ceiling in the room its in as you can. preferably on the main floor of house and as central to the structure ass possabel.
Still barely reaches halfway across the house.
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Both of those are very old routers. I'd invest in a new router and you'd probably find that alone would increase your range.
Are we talking like double the range of the 825? If so that would definitely be the best option. The old linksys can definitely go it's only G anyway.
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look at this router Special price ends 01/03/2014

if going to media stream with router take the ASUS RT-AC66U worth every penny

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look at this router Special price ends 01/03/2014

if going to media stream with router take the ASUS RT-AC66U worth every penny
Thanks, that looks like a great router for the price.

Perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself and not asking the right questions though. To clarify my question:

In a large, split level house, what are my options for getting the broadest reach for a wireless network while maintaining a single network throughout (so that devices can "see" each other as though they are all connected to a single router)
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Thanks, that looks like a great router for the price.

Perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself and not asking the right questions though. To clarify my question:

In a large, split level house, what are my options for getting the broadest reach for a wireless network while maintaining a single network throughout (so that devices can "see" each other as though they are all connected to a single router)
To fully answer your question.

Powerline Ethernet.
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To fully answer your question.

Powerline Ethernet.
This, especially if it's a newer home.
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