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Wireless repeater/extender recommendations


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#1 mattbirk

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

I am looking to extend a current wireless network to be able to reach a back porch area that the connection is very small, and is unreliable from where the router is located.

Does anyone have recommendations of a product I can use to extend the wireless signal? What about something like this: Linksys RE1000

Or does someone have one they have used before and it works great?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:35 PM

Well the first question I have is what is your current wireless router (model number)? How far estimated are you trying to get signal? How many walls will the signal have to "go through"?
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:21 PM

Personally I have tried range extenders like these in the past with very poor results. Coverage was slightly improved but was still spotty and unreliable. For me I usually suggest using an Access Point or AP device like THIS. The downside is you need to run a cable to the AP but then it supplies perfect wireless for the area.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

Just a follow up, I used the Cisco device I mentioned above and it worked great for what I was needing. Just wanted to say thanks for the input.

Sorry I didn't get back earlier, I also didn't know the estimated distance as I had never been to this house before (it was a side job).
Thanks!




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