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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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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Thank you. Do you know of one that I should get
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I would suggest the EA 7300 or 7500, both for medium to large homes and, both use the Smart WifI app to allow you better monitoring and control of your network. The choice is of course yours but, I think either of those would serve you well, or a comparable router form another manufacturer.
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Linda

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Thank you very much
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If you're completely new to Exede, take the time to look at other features that may be available your potential new router purchase.

Many newcomers have difficulty managing data usage on Exede and a router having robust traffic analysis features/capabilities can be priceless.

For example, higher end ASUS routers have a robust Traffic Analyzer feature that can monitor usage by device (not to mention they have other useful features). The latter part of Gwalk900's post at:

https://community.exede.com/exede/topics/understanding-and-tracking-data-usage

shows the Traffic Analyzer features on one such model. When looking for a model with the capabilities built-in, look for one that specifies Traffic Analyzer (not simply Traffic Monitor although that too can be useful and if a particular model doesn't have the traffic analyzer specified some can be upgraded to provide it).

These routers tend to be a bit pricey, but are worth it in my opinion. If my much older ASUS router would die today, I'd be going with the ASUS RT-AC3100 only because it's the one in stock at my local big box. Other options exist if ordering online and can wait.

Go to:

http://ec2-54-202-251-7.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:8080/TrafficAnalyzer_Statistic.asp

and you'll get a demo and test drive of the some ASUSWRT features.

Just ensure the model you get has those features you want (varies by model).
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Here is a list of the Asus models that have the Traffic Monitor/Analyzer function.

That feature is enhanced by installing the Asus-Merlin firmware update that is available for the listed models.

At Old Labs stated the RT-AC3100 can be a bit pricey at full retail (seems like I paid $249 at Best Buy) but at times Factory Refurbs can be found at places like Newegg. Those will have full factory warranties.

Range is very good. I can take my laptop out to my travel trailer, a distance of about 70' without any issues.

List of models with Traffic Analyzer:

 



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.