Solved: Help, House needs a WIFI Extension or repeater?

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Bumbledor

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Guys got a problem. Hopefully one of you can point me in the right direction for a solution.

The problem is Mom's house and her Charter Internet, and the House layout. The cable TV/Internet comes into her house on the south side of the house, into the Sun Room.Which is to the right of the garage. So the Connection is smack dab in the middle of the end of the house.

To the north of moms desk, where the internet/cable tv comes in is the next room over is the Utility room with the Hot water heater, furnace and W/D for clothes. To the east of this and still north of the sun room is the kitchen and to the north of those, the bedrooms and back yard.

Now, Her Charter modem has wifi. It works great for the south end of the house. Deck, garage, yard, driveway. But anything past the Kitchen, is almost dead.

Is there something we can do to get a WIFI signal at the NW corner of the house which is the guest bedroom? Do I need a repeater or something? will I need to run any wiring, or anything like that? She wants wifi signal there to cover that part of the house and the back yard.

Any help appreciated..
 

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A few things you can try

1) you could buy some powerline adapters - these use the electrical cabling of the house to connect the adapters
you plug one by the router (you can get passthrough versions , which allow an electrical plug to be plugged into the unit - so you dont lose a socket )
then a cable goes from the adapter to the router
Then the 2nd adapter - which can also have wireless, if you buy the correct type , plugs into a socket at the other side of the house
Now you have wireless
BUT a) They often do not work well on extension leads b) the speed and if they work will depend on the quality of the house electrical wiring c) the wiring needs to be on the same fuse box (consumer unit)

2) you can run a cable from the router to the other side of the house and connect another wireless router to provide a wireless signal

3) A wireless repeater (must be a router with a repeater function )
place the repeater where it can still get a reasonable wireless signal from the main router and then it will extend the wireless signal
depending on obstacles will depend if it can extend to the other side of the house

What country are you in
 
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