I recently moved into a new house and have very poor wireless in my room. I currently keep my wireless router (Linksys E1000 with DD-WRT) in the living room as this is where most of our browsing takes place. I am not sure about why things are slow: it could either be the distance from my room to the living room (the wireless in the living room works fine but gets worse as we move away from it), or interference from other networks (there are multiple networks nearby, though changing the channel does not seem to help).
In this case, I am not able to change the location of my primary router, or setup a wired network. I have also tried (without success) to setup a MoCA network and a parabolic reflector ( as described in this post ). As such, I think that my only two options are to:
Buy a more powerful router. My current router uses Wireless N, but I suppose that I can get a router that is simultaneous dual-band (will this help?) or one that is AC-compatible (don't think this will help, since most of my devices are not AC-compatible).
Place a series of DD-WRT routers between the living room and my room as Wireless Range Extenders (this is easy to do, but I'm not sure about the speed implications).
I am wondering:
- Which option is more likely to be faster and allow me to get high internet speeds in my room
- Is there any slow down in using wireless range extenders? If so, why?
- If 1 is the fastest option, then I would appreciate any recommendations for routers that are DD-WRT compatible.