I had several people here reply previously that I should avoid a Range Extender because it will reduce (by half?) the speed of my internet access on all of my machines. LinkSys support agreed that internet speed would be reduced usng that. Now I am looking at PowerLine extenders to try to get a better signal in the dead spot in my house for my laptop.
I have a few questons, but first here is my current equipment: ________________________________________________________ WRT150-N Linksys Wireless router connected to DSL speed wireless broadband connection. This is connected via direct wired connection to my desktop.
Linksys WPC54GS Wireless-G Notebook Adapter with SpeedBooster insersted in a Dell Inspiron 5150. (poor and sometimes no connection in my livingroom... the one place my wife wants to use it!)
Linksys WUSB54G Wireless-G USB Adapter connected to another desktop not far from my wireless router (no connection problems on this one)
Here is what I am now considering to extend better signal to my livingroom on my laptop: _____________________________________________________ Linksys PLK200 PowerLine AV Ethernet Adapter Kit
Netgear WGXB102 54Mbps Wall-Plugged Wireless Range Extender Kit _________________________________________________________1) Do these products have a detrimental effect on the speed of the internet connections as I was told the Range Extender might? I realize my laptop will not run at the same speed when linked with this as if it were plugged into my router, but will the other devices not directly connecting to this device remain unaffected by using this device?
2) Does one tend to work better than the other?3) Does it matter if I stick to Linksys since my routher and adapter are Linksys?
Thanks for any informed ideas and experience you can share on this. JK