Go Back   Cyber Tech Help Support Forums > General > The Anything Else Board

Notices

Reply
 
Topic Tools
  #1  
Old October 29th, 2018, 04:48 PM
Bram Bram is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: IL
Posts: 88
wifi range extenders

My wireless router signal won't reach to the part of the house where I want to connect my satellite tv receiver to the internet. What do I need to know about wifi range extenders in order to purchase the one that is all that I need?
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old October 29th, 2018, 08:12 PM
zipulrich's Avatar
zipulrich zipulrich is offline
Cyber Tech Help Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Deep South
Age: 15
Posts: 8,742
This is a little bit dated, but all you need to know is probably here:
https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/353474...ange-extenders
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 29th, 2018, 11:17 PM
renegade600's Avatar
renegade600 renegade600 is offline
Certifiable Bum
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
O/S: Linux
Location: Osceola, Ar
Posts: 26,385
maybe consider getting a mesh network

https://www.windowscentral.com/pros-...h-wi-fi-system
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old November 1st, 2018, 11:01 PM
Murf's Avatar
Murf Murf is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
O/S: Windows 10 Home
Location: Newport News VA
Age: 73
Posts: 17,036
I use the Netgear EX7500 extender, I was using with my Netgear 1gb dual router and worked great. I very recently switch from cable to Verizon FIOS and am using a Gateway G1100 dual router. The extender works great with it.

It can extend both 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz. My wife's lappy is in another room from the router, without the extender she was running around 190mbps, depending on bandwidth, with the extender she is up to 433 mbps, quite a jump.

You don't have to match the brand of the extender to your wireless router, although may not be a bad idea.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Topic Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:22 PM.