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Extending router range

I want to set up a network where I have my routers speed and strength through out my whole house. What would be the best option: wireless extender, or bridging or cascading

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The best varies with each setup.
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I need wifi

I need wireless access too

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Wifi

I want to have the wifi speed of my router around my whole house

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Did you see the picture supplied?

I see WiFi.

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WiFi doesn't work that way.

WiFi signals are attenuated by distance, obstacles and interference from other wireless transmitters and other devices on the same frequency bands.

The closest you can get to your ideal would be to either use the powerline/wireless adaptors as in the diagram above but in every room and then make sure there are no obstacles between the adaptor and the wireless device or you can Ethernet wire the house and use a wireless access point in each room. Even then, you may get interference between the adaptors or access points.

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No simple answer

Routers conforming to the 802.11ac standard have significant greater range than 802.11n routers. But to be effective all devices must be 802.11ac. Without knowing the range you wish to cover and the type of construction, it is hard to give advice. In my house (two stories, wood frame construction) I am able to push a 100+ mbit signal over sixty feet (all devices are 802.11ac.

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Some good tips here.

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