Extending wifi creating new SSID

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Helion1

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Hello everyone

I'm a network idiot, so i might need everything very well explained :)

I'm living in a building with a single shared wifi connection. Speed is ok but signal strength and security is not!

I want to create a new network, separate from the existing wifi-network. Only hassle is that i can not just connect a second router with cable.
I've tried a wifi-extender, but obviously it just repeats the same SSID.

In short: connect something wireless to the existing wifi-signal, which makes a secondary closed network.

Thanks :)
 

DaveBurnett

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As long as you have to connect to the existing insecure network you are basically stuffed.
The safest you could get with that is to have a Wired connection between that router and your own and have your own wireless through that. Obviously that is going to restrict your through put to the web, but even then the ISP connection is likely to be the bottleneck. Since you cannot do that, if you get a second router you could connect it to the first by wire and again do the above.

It does have the advantage that you can secure your own inter machine network from your second router.
 
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