Earlier I was using beetel 450 bx1 router. It was kept in 1 room and it had almost no signal when connecting in another room which is at about 25 feet. The problem was when connecting with cellphone (Samsung I9000 Galaxy S) because of a poor wlan card maybe.
So anyways I had to buy a new router to create an access point on 1st floor and after much research I bought tp link 150 Mbps router hoping that the 5 dbi antenna would be good enough to provide coverage in the room which earlier didnt have signal.
To my surprise and disappointment it was almost similar or maybe even worse than the beetel in terms of signal!
I would use tp link somewhere else and now am looking for a new router. I tested a netgear 150 mbps router borrowed from a friend and the phone managed to connect from the room to it but only just.
So I am not very sure which router to buy. Since I have another netgear installed at workplace and happy with its performance I was planning about netgear only.
Would a 300 Mbps provide better signal than a 150 Mbps router?
The netgear 300 mbps router is without antenna. Does it affect its performance?