stratcat96 wrote:The OP hasn't stated what type of wireless router it is... Wireless G/N? If you are using a g, possibly an upgrade to an extended rage N router is all you need..
JimDandySTX wrote:I use Ethernet over powerline to stream my Slingbox back to my wireless AP. Unfortunately most new Roku models don't have an Ethernet port.
The easiest solution is to purchase a wireless range extender. It will work out of the box with only a few simple options to set up. Available for both G & N networks.
Another solution is to use a wireless router/ AP and set it up as a repeater bridge. If you can live with using G you can flash an old router with DD-WRT and then set it up. (IMHO I get stronger signals using G vs N ).
If you look on e-Bay you can find Linksys 54G routers flashed with DD-WRT for $30 - $50. I set a 54G up last week and it does take some time and experimentation even with good instructions. I had to change settings on both my primary router, access point and repeater bridge. If you aren't experienced tweaking router setting this probably isn't going to be a good option for you.
briancbray wrote:stratcat96 wrote:The OP hasn't stated what type of wireless router it is... Wireless G/N? If you are using a g, possibly an upgrade to an extended rage N router is all you need..
I have a D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Gigabit Wireless Router...so it's pretty modern.
JimDandySTX wrote:The features and settings a router/AP has depend more on the firmware flashed to the router than the hardware itself. If you flash a 54G with DD-WRT or Tomato it will have a huge amount of additional functionality. What it will be lacking is the N band. I currently run two APs and I can't see any increase in range or coverage using N.
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