Entertainment Wifi range extender

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  1. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Bede bede beep

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    looking to boost the range of my wifi. Suggestion?

    Looking to get max range.
    Price not really an option (<$1000, but nearly everything is way below that)
    Have a cable modem w/ a wrt router

    Thoughts?
     
  2. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...i bought one i think it was netgear. works great, i use it when i bring the yaptop out into the detached garage.
     
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    Within your home?
     
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    Get a better router and move it to a more central location.

    Extenders are garbage.
     
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    Yup, they suck. Run a new hard wire to a spot away from the router, then get a second router and use the same SSID. Done.
     
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    Our internet provider gave us one that just plugs into a socket. Works like a charm, our wireless router is upstairs in the living room, my office is in the basement on the other side of the house. It's at the top of the stairs and I still get the promised 15 Mbps.
     
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    If you are wanting the signal extended within the home or even to a garage on the same power line, I'd use power line adapters. You plug one in to an outlet near your router/modem and feed it internet via ethernet. Now plug the other adapter in the area you want signal. Plug in another wi-fi router to that and there you go or for about $100 you can get the wi-fi version, so you can skip hooking up another router (I've not used this kind, so I don't know how well it works). I've personally not had much success with extenders, but the power line method has worked great.
     
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    Pee on your current one. That will extend the range 2 fold!
     
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    Look into Moca instead of power line. Then setup an access point off of it.
     
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    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

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    I have a poweline adapter. Works great when it works but onetime so I get zero signal. Can't figure it out.
     
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    Get one of these fuckers,

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    i have a simple netgear one that gets signal into my basement at full strength. Goes through many walls... enough to stream HD content easily. I do have the extender with a cat5 cable going to my streamer. I suppose wifi would work too but I figured since i had ports on the extender it would be faster.
     
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    The most effective ones are wired. If you have cat 5 or coax in your walls, you don't have to worry about placement as much as you do with the wireless repeaters. The ones that run on your electrical wiring are wildly undependable. Somebody mentioned MOCA. Those are the ones that work on the coax. You can run it concurrently with your regular cable signal if the cable company isn't using the moca frequencies (approx 864 - 1500 MHz) If you happen to have FiOS, they have a good extender that's pretty cheap.
     
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    Yes. My home is ~6000 sf. Router is set up in basement office on one corner of the house and we begin signal degradation in he living room which is center of first floor
     
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    How will that handle devices switching from one source to the next?

    I have a second pc wired to the basement in a loft that's on the complete opposite side of the house and up two stories
     
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    Wired is better than wifi?

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    I have nearly the same size home and I have five Aironet 1140 access points to cover it adequately.