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Wireless SRX technology

Jerry Feldman wrote:

>I was checking the prices online for a Wireless-G router for a friend
>of mine and I noticed the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX.
>Linksys advertises that this has a wider range than the standard
>My friend lives in a condo in Somerville, and he wants to use wireless
>for a new laptop in another room.  The standard Wireless-G can be
>obtained for under $60 where the SRX is about $180.  My feeling is that
>the SRX is a total waste of money unless he has a very big house or
>wants to use the wireless outside, which I'm sure he will not. 
>In any case, this leads to another related question. I have an older
>wireless-B router that I use only when my daughter visits or on
>occasion with my laptop. The router is downstairs and the signal is a
>bit weak upstairs. I don't need the extra speed of the G router.  Is
>the signal strength of the G routers stronger than the older B routers?

I think the most important factor is the receiver design, and I prefer 
to have the same manufacturer at both ends of the link. Cisco is by far 
the best, but priced for commercial use; Linksys is now part of Cisco, 
but I don't know if they're sharing patents yet.

BTW, there are devices available which will allow use of Cable-TV Coax 
for wired Ethernet connections: many apartment buildings were built with 
Cable but without Cat 5, so if he's got some spare RG-59 in the walls, 
have him call me.

Bill Horne

E. William Horne
William Warren Consulting
781 784-7287

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