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WiFi AMPLIFIERS


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#1 hYlAnDeR~TFC

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

I just purchased a R6200 NetGear router. I am very happy with its overall performace and security features. However, since I live in an older home, my walls are twice as thick as homes built with today's regular sheetrock. My walls are the older type: (slats with 2 coats of plaster on each side). So, that drastically reduces the signal range to the back end of my house.

I am interested in purchasing a WiFi Amplifier, the type that plugs into an electrical socket, in order to boost and repeat the signal to the rest of the house so the peeps in my household who use ipods, laptop computers, nooks etc can better pick up the signal.

What would you folks recommend regarding WiFi Amps? I am looking around to spend less than $60 if possible.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Lath and plaster walls are horrible for Wi Fi. Look at the specs and choose here: NETGEAR Wireless Range Extenders

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#3 hYlAnDeR~TFC

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Thanks for the reply and the linkage. I will be stopping by Best Buy on the way home to check out what they have. That Wifi Booster plug in looks pretty good and at around $40, that should do the trick.

I'll post back once installed to update on whether it worked or not.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

You're quite welcome. Looking forward to your review. :thumbup2:

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:22 PM

Picked up the Netgear WN3000RP with duel antenas, plugged it in, pushed the wps button on the extender, then pushed the wps on the router, and within 3 to 4 minutes, this little gadget extended my router range another 35 feet!!! Before, the WiFi signal would register barely 1 bar at the entrance to the living room and hallway to the bedrooms just past the dining room. Now, we get 4 bars in the living room and dining room and halfway down the hallway. The 2 furthest bedrooms even get 3 bars!!!. All the ipod's, itouches, Nook Color, and the Mac Laptop are all working awesome now with great upload/download speeds.

Thanks again for all your help!
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

You're quite welcome. Thank you for adding your comprehensive personal experience with it. I'm sure others will appreciate the information, when considering their range extender options.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

Thank you so much for the information and quick response. I'll try this.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

I hate to sound stupid, but does this router extender have to be plugged into the computer, or is it connected somewhere else in the house closer to the area that is having problems getting reception?

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:00 AM

Depends on what model you purchase. Some plug into a wall outlet only, others have integrated switches as well (allows you to connect a computer with a cable)
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:29 AM

The one I purchased plugs into an electrical socket. However, it does have a port to connect directly to the amplifier too!
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