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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:24 PM

Kilroy in another thread suggested an OP "...could get a WiFi Range Extender ..."

I would like to learn what has been the experience of others, good and otherwise, about the features, benefits, drawbacks, from those who actually have used or are still using wifi range extenders.

My experience?  Thanks for asking!  :)   I've had to return my device to Costco because:

-- model number not supported by the manufacturer's own web site's set up page

-- a few other manufacturer's web site pages would not load ... even though other pages loaded (from other sources)

-- I was unable to get my wifi range extender working at all (even WPS attempt made no difference)

 


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:53 PM

I use a Netgear WiFi range extender. I have had no problems with it since I got it, and it definitely helps with extending the signal range throughout the entire house.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:47 PM

"...definitely helps with extending the signal range..."  Tell me more about how this works in your house.

I have Spectrum 100Mps(?), how would this extender work for me?   Somebody elsewhere indicated:  if I plug it in an area where there is only one WIFI bar (out of 4), it will not magically create 4 bars in a 1-bar area.


Edited by RolandJS, 12 February 2018 - 04:48 PM.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:57 PM

I am not an expert with networking and Wi-Fi, but from what I understand, a Wi-Fi range extender extends the wireless signal over an area that is not covered by the wireless router. For example, in my home, there were certain spots where the wireless router's signal did not reach well. A range extender helped with the problem.

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