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Old July 27, 2009, 02:59 PM
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Default Router and modem in furnace room ???

Hey guys. I'm thinking of putting my router and modem in the furnace room in the basement. Two PCs (mine and folding rig) in the room beside will be wired to the router. My wife's PC is on the 3rd floor in our bedroom. And later on my son will have a PC on the 3rd floor as well. Both those will of course have adapters.
Now what I'm wondering is will the furnace and the ducts (router & modem not under duct) cause interference to the point where it will very slow?

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Old July 27, 2009, 03:18 PM
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I have heard of people putting their router and modems in the furnace room and they have had no problems with it. You may need to have a draft N wireless router then a g wireless router but beyond that, it should work.
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Old July 27, 2009, 03:35 PM
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Nah I never had any issues and mine was under the ducts.

Though now its on the wall just outside the room. No idea if it helped by any means, but it makes me feel better.
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Old July 28, 2009, 05:28 PM
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My cable modem, wrt54gl and gigabit switch are all setup right beside my furnace and have been running perfectly there for over 2 years.
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Old July 28, 2009, 07:42 PM
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I'm doing it, and I know of at least 5 other people who have a setup like that and never had a problem.

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Ductwork doesn't effect it.
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Old August 17, 2009, 07:45 AM
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I would be a bit worried by the 3 stories difference between your AP (Acces Point) and your WNIC (Wireless Network Interface Card). The signal quality, in one or both direction (but I suppose it will mostly be in the WNIC -> AP direction, since WNIC tends to be less powerful than most AP), might be quite low...

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