Best router with excede internet

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I am new to excede. I have a linksy wireless router. My house is 2 stories and about 3000 square feet. I can not get a good signal on the other side of the house or upstairs. Is there anything I can do so I can get signal to the other side of the house? Do I need another wireless router
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Linda

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Bev, Champion

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For that large an area, you either need a stronger router, better location for router, a booster or second router, or better wifi antennas on the devices. You will want a router for a medium or large sized house, those are not the cheapest ones but, Linksys does make some that will work in the 150.00 and up price range.
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Linda

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I am very new with excede and the Linksys07804 does not have signal on the other side of my house. My house is about 3000 square feet. 2 stories.
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Bev, Champion

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Don't even see that model on the website anymore. Is it an older router?
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Routers like an elevated central location if possible. A change in antenna direction can help.

You can add a wifi range extender to your system:


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/networking/wireless-network-extenders/pcmcat161100050044.c?id=pcmcat1611...


If you are new to a service with a data cap I can't stress enough the need to have a router that tracks data.

The support Communities (both Exede and HughesNet) are filled with users that feel their ISP is stealing data from them.

Having a means to track data usage by period and by device and program/application will point you to the very spot you need to address.


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Bev, Champion

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That's why I suggested  Linksys with Smart Wifi, a brand and functions familiar to Linda and, with network monitoring and control features we all need.
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Martin Seebach

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Stealing? Nah, enhancing profit per subscriber. ;)
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Linda

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Is the RT-AC3100 easy to setup?
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Old Labs

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In most cases, all consumer routers tend to have easy setup (through a setup wizard).

In the case of the ASUS RT-AC3100 (and most ASSUS routers), it can be as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Click on the image to see a more legible version (and note disclaimer below).
 


However, some have reported that setup of a second router (any brand) with the new Exede WiFi modem is a bit more complex requiring further customization of both devices.

If you have the original Surfbeam Modem (modem only), setup is generally as easy as stated above.   

P.S. I'd be remiss to not point out that there are some home construction techniques that may prevent getting an adequate WiFi signal and hopefully that's not your case. One such example is plaster walls/ceilings that use metal lathe - older homes usually but also high end newer homes for those that miss/appreciate the way things used to be made - in genral they don't makem like they used to.     

        
 
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Why WiFi?  Too many problems.  Consider Powerline adapters.

Here's a list of some available and their typical prices.  Some are even WiFi access points at a remote location.
 
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Linda, the forum members and champions have provided great advise.  Here is a link to additional information regarding routers that work well with ViaSat and links to their websites.
http://help.exede.net/articles/General/Control-who-s-on-your-home-network
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How do you bridge the supplied modem/router so I can use my own router?
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Bev, Champion

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Posted on an old thread. You will get a better response if you make a new thread. I've done that for you.

Please reference the new conversation here: How do I Bridge the Modem/Router
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Rick Kuntz

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Thanks to anyone, this should be very easy to do, just don’t won’t to commit to 24 months of service without MY router functions.