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WiFi Extenders/Booster/Repeaters - What Do I Need?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by alan222, Sep 14, 2018.

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  1. alan222

    alan222 Thread Starter

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    My cable-company-supplied modem/router does not reach the far end of my apartment. Could someone please recommend how to fix this problem by using either a WiFi Extender, Booster, or Repeater? I do not know much about the issue or my options.

    Thank you for any advice.
     
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  2. etaf

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    you can use a wifi extender , it will need to be plugged in where it receives a good signal and then extends that signal
    There are so many on the market ,
    what country are you in?
    Do you just want wifi in the "dead area" or do you also want to be able to use an ethernet cable

    I use some BT wifi powerline extenders and have 2 extenders to cover the house and conservatory - they also use the electrical wiring "powerline extenders"

    How big is this area in the apartment , where is the router located , remember the router will broadcast 360degrees , so you may be able to move the router to the other side of the room and get cover
    what obstacles are in the way - things like water tanks and solid walls will reduce the signal a lot
     
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    Thank you for the response
     
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