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Old Sep 02, 2003, 03:53 PM
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I'm looking to setup a wireless network at home across 2 floors of my house (quite an old building with good walls etc). After reading lots of reviews and public opinion I'm down to either the Netgear (WGR614, WG511) or Buffalo (AirStation router + PCMCIA card).

The problem is some people find everything works ok where as others have loads of problems (mainly with signal range and WAN connectivity). What I need is somewhere I can buy the products but return them if they don't work in my home. All the online places don't do returns unless faulty, Dixons, PC World etc are the same. Argos/Index don't sell wireless stuff.

Does anyone know of any stores which sell wireless (802.11g) hardware which allow returns? I don't mind paying a bit more for piece of mind knowing I can always return them.

Thanks in advance.
Old Sep 02, 2003, 04:05 PM
Borris_UK Borris_UK is offline
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PC World have a 7 day returns policy.
Old Sep 02, 2003, 04:19 PM
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PC World policy states ....... "Your product must be complete, unused and in 'as new' condition".

I need to test the product, so if it comes in a seeled box if stuffed and can't return it after testing.
Old Oct 06, 2003, 08:34 AM
saweetarab saweetarab is offline
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you can buy higher gain antenna for the netgear router,i would have thought this would be the case for the other router stated.

i had a few signal strenght issues with my netgear wgr614 but after moving it around a bit it works fine now. it's all in the placement of the router. you will need to find a central place to put the router and you'll be fine.

sorry that this doesn't help with your issue of buying it, however netgear themselves are very helpful and i would have thought that you would be able to return goods bought online, after all if it doesn't work as a consumer you hawev the right to get your money back if it does not do what it says on the box.
Old Oct 06, 2003, 04:29 PM
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Thanks for the info, I'm waiting for the newer 108Mbps Netgear stuff to come out now.

I also found Staples allow you to return anything within 14 days which is great.... if only the sold all the new technology. Ebuyer have also been very helpful and promised me I can return things if necessary.

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