They tend to be hit or miss. This changed when Mesh Routers arrived (google MESH ROUTERS.)
For now we use a powerline WAP like this. Seems to fill the need for most. Picture follows.
Looking for a bit of advice, I'm normally pretty good with setting up my own internal networks but struggling to find a piece of equipment that matches my requirements.
I've recently moved house and I've got my base router connected to a fibre optic connection so able to get speeds of 350Mb/s guaranteed, I want all of my devices in a room utilising this speed so I'm fitting a CAT6 LAN cable to the side of the house (weather resistant of course) and this is going to be attached to a switch so won't have wireless capabilities and nor does it require it because the room is directly above the router.
However, I'm having a couple of dead spots in the back bedroom of the house and can often lose connection in the back garden.
I'm looking for some sort of range extender - if it can still be called that after I explain my requirements - here is what I'm after:
- I want the extender to work like a home plug, where there is a base plug connected to the router via LAN cable and connected to a plug socket which then links to the extender and then transmits a wireless a signal rather than sync wirelessly and then bounce the signal on.
- I want the extender to be able to piggyback meaning I can plug something back in on top of it.
- I want the wireless transmission from the plug to be dual band so it can transmit both my 2.4 and 5 wireless signals.
Does such a thing exist based on those requirements, the closest I have come to is it being able to piggy back and dual band but it always has to bounce the signal and can't repeat the signal after receiving it through the normal home plug way.
Any advice / recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Cost isn't a massive issue but I wouldn't be looking to spend as much as triple figures for it.