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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2017, 07:30:17 PM »
I'm currently doing it with a simple router set as a repeater if you have auto login then your device will login automatically,  if not you will be prompted to enter login info. Since technically it's a public network you don't even need a password to logon with a repeater just a password to logon your device.
ETA: i dont know how secure it is for secure transactions.
Does this still work?

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2017, 12:32:07 AM »
Does this still work?
If it does a sibling of mine would be so happy, he's now living in a basement which has no cells except by the window optimum! 
 
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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2017, 12:34:02 AM »
If it does a sibling of mine would be so happy, he's now living in a basement which has no cells except by the window optimum!
If he only uses one PC I'd go with a long-range antenna or his PC. Something like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0038Q4AIG/

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2017, 12:36:39 AM »
If he only uses one PC I'd go with a long-range antenna or his PC. Something like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0038Q4AIG/
what do you mean by pc? He only has a laptop down there, would that suffice? 
And no internet in the apt besides the cell phn and optimum outside
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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2017, 12:39:05 AM »
what do you mean by pc? He only has a laptop down there, would that suffice? 
And no internet in the apt besides the cell phn and optimum outside
Laptop same thing. Meaning to say not if he needs several devices or if he needs wifi for his phone.

If he has Optimum signal at his windows, with this long range antenna he'd most likely have it in middle of the basement too.

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2017, 12:41:31 AM »
Laptop same thing. Meaning to say not if he needs several devices or if he needs wifi for his phone.

If he has Optimum signal at his windows, with this long range antenna he'd most likely have it in middle of the basement too.
That's exactly what he needs, but how would I know to set this up? What would I have to do to take the signal and stretch it? How would I log into the wifi to cause the antennas to extend it further? Thanks yisroel.
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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2017, 12:43:11 AM »
Laptop same thing. Meaning to say not if he needs several devices or if he needs wifi for his phone.

If he has Optimum signal at his windows, with this long range antenna he'd most likely have it in middle of the basement too.
He's always using his wife's phone which is verizon and could never use his which is T-mobile, or better I can never reach him!)-:
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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2017, 12:49:17 AM »
That's exactly what he needs, but how would I know to set this up? What would I have to do to take the signal and stretch it? How would I log into the wifi to cause the antennas to extend it further? Thanks yisroel.
There's no real setup to do (except at some PCs installing the drivers that come on a disk). This isn't an extender for the WiFi but a new WiFi card for his laptop which is long range and can pick up signals farther away.

You just plug it in to the USB port on the computer and it shows up as WiFi 2 under which you'll find all the networks it finds just like the normal WiFi connection of the PC.

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2017, 12:51:40 AM »
There's no real setup to do (except at some PCs installing the drivers that come on a disk). This isn't an extender for the WiFi but a new WiFi card for his laptop which is long range and can pick up signals farther away.

You just plug it in to the USB port on the computer and it shows up as WiFi 2 under which you'll find all the networks it finds just like the normal WiFi connection of the PC.
That's amazing! That would work great for his PC, what about his cell phone is there anyway to actually pull the wifi deep into the basement where he can have the wifi work for his phone? 
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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2017, 12:57:03 AM »
There's no real setup to do (except at some PCs installing the drivers that come on a disk). This isn't an extender for the WiFi but a new WiFi card for his laptop which is long range and can pick up signals farther away.

You just plug it in to the USB port on the computer and it shows up as WiFi 2 under which you'll find all the networks it finds just like the normal WiFi connection of the PC.
Would you know if T-mobile gives out a data extender box which would help boost the signal? (or a signal booster if that's what it's called?)
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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2017, 12:59:05 AM »
That's amazing! That would work great for his PC, what about his cell phone is there anyway to actually pull the wifi deep into the basement where he can have the wifi work for his phone?
Not directly, but he can set up the laptop to share its WiFi connection through a mobile hotspot (in Windows 10 it's a simple setting, in older windows you need a software or command line commands and it might get somewhat complicated.)

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2017, 01:02:55 AM »
Not directly, but he can set up the laptop to share its WiFi connection through a mobile hotspot (in Windows 10 it's a simple setting, in older windows you need a software or command line commands and it might get somewhat complicated.)
You would be able to use the optimum wifi and then take that and turn your pc into a mobile Hotspot while giving off the optimum wifi?
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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2017, 01:04:02 AM »
You would be able to use the optimum wifi and then take that and turn your pc into a mobile Hotspot while giving off the optimum wifi?
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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2017, 01:06:20 AM »
Would you know if T-mobile gives out a data extender box which would help boost the signal? (or a signal booster if that's what it's called?)
I'm not personally familiar with tmobile, but IIRC this is one of the benefits they announced a while ago as part of the "uncarrier" announcements.

A search brings me this https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-24795. I guess he shall give them a call.

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2017, 01:08:00 AM »
Yes.
I will definitely tell him to try the steps you told me and see what happens and report back here! I really appreciate your time and help!
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