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WiFi extender needed maybe?


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#1 ingeborgdot

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 05:55 PM

I just moved a computer for a friend from one room to another as they replaced it with a new one.  That said the old one in the other room has no internet source.  They want to use it in the other room.  What would be the best way to get internet to that computer?  It will be 20' or so from the router.  It is not line of site but it is pretty close overall.  I have not had to look for anything like this before so I am kind of out of the loop.  Thanks.



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 07:01 PM

i would say yes in apt the extra bedroom was turned into the the nerd/pc gaming cave and depends where i put the stuff in the room my wifi was weaker so i needed a few plug in extenders due to the cable thingy was hooked up to the cable box in the living room.



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 07:41 PM

IMO use Wifi repeaters are a last resort. They decrease throughput and increase possible interference. What is the old computer? Laptop/desktop? Model?

 

Also, what do you have by way of wiring in the room the old computer is now? Would a small hole between room work to run ethernet? Maybe use coaxial outlet for MoCA network? Or if two rooms share circuit breaker, try powerline. 

 

Any idea of price point or what kind of speeds they were looking for on old PC? Doing anything real time like VOIP/streaming/etc on it?



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:04 AM

The place is a totally sealed floor and ceiling office area.  No crawl space or area over head.  They just want to have internet and really don't care so much that it would break speed records.  I am thinking a wireless repeater might be the best bet because it would also give a boost to the signal when my friend is in the truck bay area which is a couple hundred of feet away from the wireless signal through metal walls.  The repeater would also send the signal but would be line of sight to him in most instances.  Not sure yet though. 

Oh, and by the way it is a 5 year old Dell Desktop. 


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:33 AM

I will be looking into this I think.  http://www.amazon.com/EnGenius-Technologies-Wireless-Extender-ERB9250/dp/B002YK1B8Y



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 12:36 PM

 

If thats your price point, might I suggest Asus ASUS RT-N12/D1(30$). Just make sure it's in repeater mode.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320168






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