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    What is the wireless speed dropoff   (11 Answers)

    What would the expected speed drop off from an Ethernet connection to a wireless connection from a router

    By Anonymous June 21, 2014.

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      Depending on your distance from the modem, I was finding about 75% speed capacity up to 15 yards, with a drop to about 55% capacity at 20.

      By KFSM March 20, 2015.

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      Older laptop wireless a/b card   (10 Answers)

      I use this router with a couple of ac newer a/c devices and it works great. However, I will be "inheriting" and older win7 computer with an a/b wireless card. Does this router broadcast an a/b signal? Can I use a usb external card? Which one is best?

      By Ray Bear October 21, 2014.

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        The older technology laptops isn't able to take advantage of this router's abilities.

        By TulsaKen March 20, 2015.

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        Will this work as a wifi extender for 2 story house? (Comcast Internet) I have consoles upstairs Comcast router is downstairs i need Internet upstairs   (2 Answers)

        By JDee April 11, 2016.

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          It depends on how you configure your network (esp. the cable connections). If you plug the Ethernet connection from your cable modem into the router's WAN port, you will have created a "new" network (a type of "subnet"), new login/password etc. However, if you plug the Ethernet cable from you modem into one of the router's *LAN* ports (there are 4), it will, in essence, become an "extension" of the existing wireless network from your current modem/router (and obviously eliminate 1 LAN port for your use, leaving you with 3). From there you get into higher-end configuration options such as setting your cable modem into bridge mode (which basically turns off the router portion of your modem), creating a VPN etc. So in the end, this router is adaptable to either scenario you choose. I would say most folks simply go with the first option above.

          By Vinman33 May 23, 2016.

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          Does anyone know why i cant get some web pages to load with this router?   (4 Answers)

          I set up the guest network and they worked on that for about a week now they do not work on that either. My sony bluray wont connect to it either and its only 2 months old. i tried netgear customer service but they say the router wont block pages and they had no ideas and hung up on me. BTW i will never buy another netgear product because of that. I've tried googling it and changing a couple boxes but nothing works. Just wondering if anyone has ideas before i take it back and if anyone has a recommendation of a good router. also the range is not as good as the box says. Thanks

          By ElI January 14, 2016.

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            A router won't interfere with web pages loading. The range is affected my how many walls the signal has to go thru. Btw I had a Sony Blu-ray that did the same thing, it was defective. Returned it for another (still Sony) model & this one works great.

            By Frogtail November 5, 2016.

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          Is the modem in this router DSL compatible, i.e. With embarq service   (7 Answers)

          My embarq service is over phone line

          By Anonymous December 26, 2015.

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            There is no modem in this router.You will need to use your DSL modem and hook this up to it.

            By 95BlackLightning March 6, 2016.

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            Is this a Modem and Wifi Router   (7 Answers)

            I'm renting TWC Modem and have a separate Linksys Wifi Router. Can I return my modem and use this Unit as my Modem and Wifi Router all in one???

            By Chelle23 January 18, 2016.

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              No this is just the Wireless Router. There is no modem built in. I use the Motorola sb6141 modem and it works great with this router. Good Luck!

              By Byron January 30, 2016.

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              Does this work with Time Warner?   (10 Answers)

              By Anonymous December 5, 2015.

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                im not 100% sure but this being a router and not a modem, I would say there would be no problem with compatibility for time warner. I believe that modems are the ones you need to verify compatibility. They usually say on the box. Hope this helps

                By chaboi January 3, 2016.

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                Will this work with spectrum   (4 Answers)

                By Winter July 26, 2017.

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                  R6250 is just a wifi router. It is not a cable modem.

                  By charli July 27, 2017.

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                How much is the monthly cost of the wifi?   (1 Answer)

                By Lol July 6, 2017.

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                  Depends on your internet provider. We pay 68$/month through Charter.

                  By Lynny August 18, 2017.

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                will this work with comcast   (3 Answers)

                By jb June 19, 2017.

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                  Yes

                  By Scoobysnacks June 20, 2017.

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