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How to extend wifi into dead spot in art gallery

Discussion in 'Networking' started by melonbarmonster, Oct 10, 2018.

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  1. melonbarmonster

    melonbarmonster Thread Starter

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    We have the wifi set up in a closet but the wifi dies toward the opposite end of our space. I'm trying to see what my options are for extending the signal. A tech company wants to charge us $1000 to run an ethernet cable from the closet up into our ceiling and then to run it to the other side of our gallery space to another router. I just wondering if I have other options that are feasible. We don't have high internet needs. Maybe a laptop to run a youtube video is probably the most internet extensive task we'll have. I might have 15 devices at most at time connected to the internet.

    Any advice would be appreciated. From googling around I've thought of getting a wifi range extender but not sure if it's sufficient fix. Thank you all.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    How long is the distance from the closet to the opposite end of your gallery ?

    Are there any obstacles in the way? Like a concrete wall or steel structures ?
     
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    Range extenders (repeaters) should only be used as a last resort.

    If you don't want to run a cable to allow an AP to be used in the area needing coverage, then I would opt for a wireless mesh system such as Velop or Google WiFi to name a couple.

    Without seeing your physical layout, it's hard to determine if the cost to run the drop is appropriate or not. But $1000 seems a bit much. And with this option, I would never use a wireless router as an independent AP or another independent AP to provide coverage. Spend the money and get a unified wireless system from Ubiquiti.
     
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