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Best Wifi Extender for home?
« on: November 29, 2017, 11:16:41 AM »
I'm looking for recommendations for a wifi extender to use in my home (split level). The router is in the den which is below ground level and I would like to put the extender on the main living level (two half flights up).

Best Buy has quite a few options in the under $50 category but I dont even know what I should be looking for as far as features.

If it makes a difference, my provider is Optimum.

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Re: Best Wifi Extender for home?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 12:44:00 PM »
Do you have wired internet upstairs? If yes use an access point and not an extender.

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Re: Best Wifi Extender for home?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 12:50:39 PM »
Do you have wired internet upstairs? If yes use an access point and not an extender.
If you don't have wired internet upstairs, look into getting a Powerline Adapter to bring the "wired" upstairs (it runs the internet through your electrical wiring), then use the Access Point as mentioned..

http://www.techradar.com/news/networking/powerline-networking-what-you-need-to-know-930691
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-things-powerline-adapters-need-know-first/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y3QPG1A/?tag=cl03f-20

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Re: Best Wifi Extender for home?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 01:13:09 PM »
Or consider a mesh network like the Google one
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Re: Best Wifi Extender for home?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 01:28:00 PM »
The powerline kit looks like a good fit. Thanks for the suggestion! :)