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How to extend wifi range,do I need to buy a device?

by sanlingyi / April 16, 2014 5:37 PM PDT

How to extend wifi range,do I need to buy a device? I create my home wifi with My WIFI Router software, but signal is a little weak in my bedroom. The developer told me the power of the wifi signal created by the software - My WIFI Router is decided by the wifi hardware of my laotop. Is it true? Do you know how to boost or extend wifi range?

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Re: range
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 16, 2014 6:50 PM PDT

I see four options:
1. Don't use your laptop as WiFi-router, but buy a hardware router with more power. Nothing better than dedicated hardware.
2. Buy a range extender.
3. Put your laptop nearer to your bedroom when using it as a router.
4. Use powerline Ethernet in stead of WiFi

Kees

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Well i posted before
by orlbuckeye / April 17, 2014 9:42 PM PDT

there is a new wireless protocol 802.11 ac. The routers aren't cheap right now but the Linksys can give up to 4 time the speed and a greater signal distance. The new routers are usually over 200.00 and you may see them a little over 150. 2 of the best are the Linksys and the Asus.
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