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Repeater/Extender Basic Questions :::

Hi guys, I live in an RV out in an orchard and get my Internet from the main house which is just a bit too far away. On NetFlix especially the signal is terrible and I get drop outs.  Also, in browsing it is sometimes very very slow.  I will find out what brand and model the main house router is and post it later but my question is what should I buy and where should I buy it on line.  I see "extenders" that talk about wifi but not that savvy on this stuff.  Is the signal from an Internet Router called wifi?  Any help appreciated...

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Yes it is.
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Wonderful :: Thanks for your great response!

Thanks for clearing that up R! I'm using an HP6550b Laptop which is an i5 as you may know. So if I am getting wifi from the main house router then the wifi part of my rig IS working then. I say this because we have Verizon for our phones and get reasonably good signal here down by the river in this hole.
I have tried repeatedly to use the hotspot on my phone to use my LT and always without success. My Laptop just doesn't see the Verizon signal at all so I had thought the wifi was NOT working...
All very puzzling at times...
OK, I did some research and found the word "powerline" and now realize the way house wiring can carry several signals as well as AC current. That being the case, I wonder if something called voltage drop could have a detrimental effect on units such as this one ::: https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Powerline-1-Port-Starter-XAVB5201/dp/B009WG6JF8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1504753032&sr=8-7&keywords=netgear+powerline

You see our RV's are located about 150 feet from the main house. My wife's trailer is on shore power and I am piggy backed into the outside receptacle on her rig for my AC shore power. I assume that being the case that the system utilizing the little plug in Netgear or similar units would not know I was not actually in the house since the house wiring circuitry is reaching down into the orchard like this???
Also, I note that the Amazon unit as in the above link is 500Mbps so if I get one that is say 1,000Mbps, will that have a larger increase on my speed, any effect on others speed or any detriment to other users on the main router??? Sorry this is so long but I am sorting through this and this forum is a great deal of help for me... Many many thanks again for any assistance... M

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The only thing I've seen stop powerline
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Thanks Again R :::

Sounds good then. I'll pick up a good brand like a Netgear or other unit and get going on this....

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Mesh WiFi Network Kits :::
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Many of those require a connection to the router.

Given the story I didn't open that chapter.

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PS. Sorry if you felt shortchanged.

The other discussion seemed to apply and to save me typing all that, I gave up the link.

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