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Woefully bad wireless signal from my router


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#1 Izzye

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 03:44 PM

What I really want is some sort of wireless booster that I can plug into an ethernet splitter box but I've been unable to find one, not sure if it's because they don't exist or because I'm not sure what I'm looking for. I've had a look at wireless extender boxes that pick up the signal and boost it but the ones strong enough for the distance I need (our house is a really odd sort of T shape with the router right up one end and the living room up the other) are expensive and we're apparently not allowed to use the ones you plug into the mains as it's against the tenancy conditions (and our electrics are questionable, there's a proper mish-mash of really ancient stuff and modern) so where I'm getting with my slightly long ramble is, does anyone know of anything I can plug into an ethernet splitter to boost our wireless signal? We've got no phone signal at all so not having any wireless either is a proper nuisance. 



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#2 dinotech-stjames

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 04:11 PM

There's more than one solution to your problem, but to try and stick to your limitations best, I would personally suggest a long range access point from Ubiquiti for having solid performance. It also comes with a power over ethernet adapter, eliminating the need for power outlet use.

 

https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-lr/



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 05:11 PM

Id go with a lan wire my self, i can get 100 feet of the stuff for cheap and if needed setup a 2nd wifi hot spot.






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