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Which is the best WiFi range extender

by vignesh1036 / September 29, 2011 8:39 PM PDT


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The problem with extenders is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2011 2:04 AM PDT

I find them to not always work with every router.

Because of that I use the old ROUTER AS A WAP solution.

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WiFi Range Extender
by Guenillou / October 1, 2011 12:17 AM PDT

Hi Vignesh,
I have used the Linksys WRE54G in the past with clients and it has helped in all cases. It is best to use an extender that is of the same make. I hope this helps.

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WiFi Range Extenders-BT Hotspot500-need same supply ring
by HelgeUrdal / May 11, 2014 10:13 PM PDT
In reply to: WiFi Range Extender

Using BT Hotspot 500 with BT Router is in principle fine. In practice if you wish to extend say to a garage with its own way at the domestic distribution unit (radial or ring) does not work - BT confirm this.
They suggest try Panasonic. Will this work when the power supply of the two units are on separate ways, even separate RCDs?

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Years later.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2014 11:54 PM PDT

I'd post a new discussion with all the details. Range extenders continue to be hit or miss. If the maker and seller are not answering your questions, why are you considering their products?

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WiFi Extenders-different circuits for two ends of extender
by HelgeUrdal / May 12, 2014 1:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Years later.

Thank you for your quick response. Why considering these products? Need a solution to get wifi into garage (where there is now a new office) which works. Any working solution is welcome. Main domestic router however, remains BT (existing provider).
PS As a newcomer, I am ignorant about starting a new thread.


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What I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2014 2:54 AM PDT

Sorry but the forums are wonky at the moment.

I use the usually "ROUTER AS A WAP" and connecting that over powerline networking or that powerline bridge to WiFi device. The one thing I continue to not use are extenders since my clients are a little demanding.

Example in a box solution?

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by VinceSGH / October 9, 2011 1:52 PM PDT

The most popular one is the WRE54G but not everyone prefers that model. If you take a look at the reviews on you will get tonnes of reviews on it. Some people appear to prefer it just because its easy to use and you don't really have to be concerned about it being the "best". But then there's a bunch of people who are interested in their latest releases which are just picking up steam. Take a look either way and you'll find something on there.

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