Best wireless router for about 5000 sq ft with 30 ft ceiling ?

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  1. deftron

    deftron Lifer

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    Need to set up wireless in a movie theater (one "room")


    Any out there that can handle this or are repeaters needed?








     
  2. jlee

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    One room..line-of-sight? I'd imagine a typical wireless router would work just fine.
     
  3. deftron

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    Only thing not "line of sight" would be the balcony



    But there's no partitions in the room


    Bigass downstairs area plus small balcony in the back of the room
     
  4. Goosemaster

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    Practically anythign would work.

    linksys wrt54gs (pre v5)
     
  5. Zolty

    Zolty Diamond Member

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    if you have trouble just buy a signal booster, they are normally between 20-60 bucks depending on strength.
     
  6. Captante

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    Linksys WRX -or- Belkin Pre-N/MIMO ... the Belkin would be the better choice for large numbers of people, while the WRX is faster, but will only support about 20 wireless connections.
     
  7. Googer

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    D-Link Makes an extended range router, combine that with a good quality antenna and you should have no troubles.
     
  8. myusername

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    realtime capture and compression for streaming telesync :D
     
  9. DLeRium

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    Linksys + 3rd party firmware = Uber range.
     
  10. deftron

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    which model?
     
  11. Viper GTS

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    WRT54G/WRT54GS

    Pre V5 as posted, since the newer ones won't run 3rd party firmware.

    In all honesty though in an open space like that any POS home router should work just fine. That's about as close to optimal conditions as you can ask for.

    Viper GTS
     
  12. Mo0o

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    My friend has his router upstairs and he gets signal downstairs no problem. And that's through a floor. Pretty sure he just has a regular linksys
     
  13. Crucial

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    While it's true the 3rd party firmware allowy you to boost the signal strength it doesn't translate into uber range. You would be better off getting a WRT54G and put some bigger antennas on it. You will still be limited by the antenna on the computer or device connecting. That said an open space like a theatre should have no problems. With a stock WRT54G with a bigger antenna such as this I was able to get a clear line of site connection at over 1/4 mile.
     
  14. eelw

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    high gain antenna FTW!!!!!