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extending wi fi signal

by RooDooB / January 7, 2016 8:50 AM PST

my xfinity router sits in the back room with; phone, computer, etc
25' away sits the important stuff; A / V receiver, T V, Blu-Ray new X1 box from Comcast. though Netflix has been pretty good of late, the new receiver pops in and out, for my Pandora connection...
the 25' has a slight turn out the door, (10') down the hall, (10') slight turn to home theater (5') ...

tried a Belkin ( F9K1015V1 ) plug in last year w / mixed results....
now ask for suggestions / recommendations


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Extenders usually drop speeds all around.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2016 10:48 AM PST
In reply to: extending wi fi signal

Try some powerline device like this:

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by RooDooB / January 7, 2016 12:42 PM PST

perhaps I should have mentioned this same room...I have NO problem w/ my laptop from the Wi-Fi and though streaming Netflix had been some breakups, for awhile now,
it has been fine ...
the new Denon receiver ( AVR-X2200W ) has the Pandora built in and that was pretty much why I wanted better reception ...that unit has 2 antennae , though it does sit on the bottom tier of the entertainment table ,,,
cable box above, tv above that ..(3 glass shelves)
was the suggestion via that diagram ... for 2 powerline adapters ?


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I only saw one kit.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2016 1:49 PM PST
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As to devices, some rarely work as well as laptop.

These powerline kits are how I solve this as extenders are hit or miss.

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by RooDooB / January 10, 2016 6:28 AM PST
In reply to: I only saw one kit.

this keeps getting better . . . I did try a step up with a Belkin unit( N600), that after 4 hours on the phone w/ customer support , I was told it was defective ... Confused however, in doing all that I did get the ( N300) back up and running... I think ...2 !
* when a range extender is hooked up, should that device show up, in my "network" when I clik on the icon at the bottom of my screen ? I know it had to during configuration, but does it remain ..
* not knowing much ( obviously ) it sure seems as all the issues are a result of my Comcast setup Xfinity Wi-Fi , and the problem begins there

it has been a real battle trying to get customer support to give effective "support" ! as they continue to claim their "views" of my system, show everything working properly
yet ?!?!?

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Now you know
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2016 9:10 AM PST
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Why the office I work at doesn't sell extenders. We extend with WAPs and powerline. We leave those extenders to other companies so they can take the hit and black eye.

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by RooDooB / January 10, 2016 1:51 PM PST
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the diagram 1st offered ... I thought held a link to more info ...
could not find it ...

it seems that is older ...can you point me in the direction of those units,
(current generation)
and as my needs are really just ;
streaming movies, (Netflix) from the smart TV
online music (Pandora) from the A/V receiver ... best choice(s)


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The model numbers are in the picture.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2016 2:02 PM PST
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by RooDooB / January 11, 2016 6:42 AM PST

thanx !
wondering still if I have it correct ....?
once a range extender is configured and supposedly running correctly ...
should it be seen in the "network" and "internet" settings ?
ie; the Belkin I tried to set up was necessary to see it "belkinsetup" when configuring...but , after completion ?

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