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Wifi extender for ZTE router - recommendation needed

by zenpicker / December 4, 2017 4:43 PM PST

My mother in law lives in Brazil and has a ZTE ZXHN H108N router (DSL). I'm not there and she's not too computer savvy, so I've been asked to recommend a strategy to extend its wifi signal, which is having trouble with the thick walls of the house.

I'm familiar with various wifi extenders in use in the US, but I don't know this router at all and I can't be there to configure it; we need something as plug and play as humanly possible, and we need compatibility with that particular router. Any suggestions MOST appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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That router
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2017 4:48 PM PST

Looks to have Ethernet ports so to do this and be plug and play you are looking at Powerline extenders with WiFi. Here's a picture. Now you have to figure out what power sockets look like there.

Post was last edited on December 4, 2017 5:47 PM PST

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by zenpicker / December 4, 2017 4:53 PM PST
In reply to: That route

Thank you so much for that quick reply. I had been toying with exactly that approach, as I use power line adapters in my home and they solve a lot of problems very smoothly. My concern is whether they work with a Brazilian electrical system. It may not be just a matter of plug format (easily addressed). Do you see any cause for concern?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2017 5:49 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks!

I'm not in Brazil so I can't go much further. You should buy this in country so it will be for the country's power system. There isn't much that I can add about powerline networking here that isn't on the web.

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by zenpicker / December 4, 2017 6:18 PM PST
In reply to: Nope.

Thanks so much. I'll pursue it with the Brazilian side of the family.

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