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Thanks, bought the N300 since I missed it last time it was this price. Extra bonus is that it was ShopRunner eligible.
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Last edited by Jon1230 May 10, 2016 at 06:45 AM
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I needed a cheap range extender. Can't really beat $10. Thanks.
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Range extenders are usually horrible. Not because they can't work but because they need to be in the perfect location where their far enough away from your main router that it's actually extending your network but not so far away that it's not getting a good enough signal to extend. There's just this perfect spot at the edge of your routers signal and it's hard to find and maybe unlikely you have an outlet there to power it. It costs more but I think an access point coupled with a power line adapter works the best.
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I need to get wifi signal from my house to an out building on my property.
About 100 feet from router, not line of sight.
I see the N300 has removable 5db antennas.
I have a higher gain antenna that I could replace 1 of the antenna with.
But I only have 1.
Does replacing only one antenna with a higher gain antenna throw the transmission/reception out of balance? Does it cause problems?

Thanks.
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Quote from Jon1230 View Post :
Thanks, bought the N300 since I missed it last time it was this price. Extra bonus is that it was ShopRunner eligible.
Same here, thanks! Smilie
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Quote from geewally View Post :
I need to get wifi signal from my house to an out building on my property.
About 100 feet from router, not line of sight.
I see the N300 has removable 5db antennas.
I have a higher gain antenna that I could replace 1 of the antenna with.
But I only have 1.
Does replacing only one antenna with a higher gain antenna throw the transmission/reception out of balance? Does it cause problems?

Thanks.
I used to experiment with "high(er)" gain antennas but didn't see any improvement. Windsurfers worked for me. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8jC3gRpQhb...efault.jpg I made different sizes for different antennas.

In for n300. Hope it's a little better than n150.
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Last edited by guest2011 May 10, 2016 at 09:24 AM
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I used to experiment with "high(er)" gain antennas but didn't see any improvement. Windsurfers worked for me. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8jC3gRpQhb...efault.jpg I made different sizes for different antennas.
Thanks guest2011
Looks interesting. I built Pringle can antennas 20 or so years ago when I was sharing an internet connection with a neighbor (with his knowledge and approval). We had fun.

One question remains: does boosting only 1 of the 2 antennas throw things off?
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Asus Wireless N300 3-in-1 Router/AP/Range Extender (RT-N12/D1) INFO

Note the DOES NOT work with OpenWRT https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/asus/rt-n12d1
No Wireless support, thought they are still working on it: https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/14236

Thought it has been supported in DD-WRT since 2014, and current builds work:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/view...2&start=75
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Last edited by OctaneZ May 10, 2016 at 11:20 AM
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Quote from geewally View Post :
I need to get wifi signal from my house to an out building on my property.
About 100 feet from router, not line of sight.
I see the N300 has removable 5db antennas.
I have a higher gain antenna that I could replace 1 of the antenna with.
But I only have 1.
Does replacing only one antenna with a higher gain antenna throw the transmission/reception out of balance? Does it cause problems?

Thanks.
I don't have any evidence but I would think there's a good possibility it will throw things off. I think most routers usually use one antenna for sending and one for receiving and I'm not sure if they're always the same or if it decides on startup. I'd recommend looking into gear designed for point to point connections from someone like ubiquti or mikrotik. It may cost more, but setup correctly it should work significantly better. You could try running Ethernet out there or coax (there is some IP over coax gear that's supposedly pretty decent)
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we had to keep rebooting it it was way to slow it did not even work in the same room.
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Decided I was in for two of the Asus Wireless N300 3-in-1 Router/AP/Range Extender (RT-N12/D1)

For 9.99 I am going to power line out to my mother's barn, and not sure what I am doing with the other.
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Quote from geewally View Post :
I need to get wifi signal from my house to an out building on my property.
About 100 feet from router, not line of sight.
I see the N300 has removable 5db antennas.
I have a higher gain antenna that I could replace 1 of the antenna with.
But I only have 1.
Does replacing only one antenna with a higher gain antenna throw the transmission/reception out of balance? Does it cause problems?
I have HAD amazing luck with the Netgear Powerline 1200 and Extra Outlet (PLP1200-100PAS) set, I can push about 80MB/s over it. They are $80-90 for a set!!

But if you have prime you can get damaged box goods, here they are $56 for damaged boxes at Amazon Prime Warehouse: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-li...ition=used

That is what I am going to use for the long haul out to the barn.
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Do I need a promo code for Frys? Since I don't have a store near me, I haven't shopped there in forever. Thank you.
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