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Wireless Network hardware?

by Gamul1 / September 12, 2012 9:43 PM PDT

Hi,

I want to buy the hardware needed to extend my home wireless network. My concern is that what I want is to extend the same network and not create a new network.

I keep reading reviews of various products where someone mentions that instead of extending their current home network so that their device just stays connected all over, it creates a separate network that they need to manually switch to as they move about the house.

For example, if my current network ID is "HomeNetwork1", I don't want to have to create a new one called "HomeNetwork2" and have to manually switch between them.

I've tried reading various types of devices but I am just getting more confused about which device to buy that would work for what I want and now I'm nervous about screwing it up.

Any guidance would be very much appreciated.

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Wireless network
by pgc3 / September 13, 2012 12:11 AM PDT

Take a look at getting a wireless access point, see if that wouldn't do the job.

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Here, it's automatic.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 13, 2012 3:18 AM PDT

Windows has a way to switch to the next network without me telling it to.

For seamless WiFi roaming you need to get into that Cisco high end gear but is it worth thousands of bucks to do this?

Most of us do fine with some extender solution. Just last week I used a powerline ethernet bridge and a second router as a WAP and it's working fine.
Bob

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