What is your wifi range extender?

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  1. dynaflex

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    Main: AEBS
    Extender: airport express
     
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    Airport express
     
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    Same with mine. It's very easy to set it up with a Mac.
     
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    Linksys RE1000 (range extender) - it works with any brand of wifi N routers.
     
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    Linksys... that's what the tech recommend and installed on us.
     
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    Main: AEBS
    Range extender : 3 Encore N router/repeater
     
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    I use Powerline Adapters to extend throughout the house. Just plug one in an outlet near your router and wire it via a lan cord then plug the other one anywhere the house with an outlet and it has a built in wireless N so you will instantly have a wireless access point. Tested it at speed of 144mbps. It also has an ethernet port too so you can also connect it to another wife access point if you want.
     
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    Hi Jessec, just curious on this setup, is there a special setup to connect the encore router/repeater to the AEBS? I thought that only the Airport express can extend the range of the AEBS.

    Also how much is the encore n router/repeater? :)
     
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    no special setup needed ( very easy to do :) ) Did not use the setup wizard, just plug encore router change mode to repeater, scan for your AEBS network press connect and your done. Bought the Encore from cdrking, am using two models, the N3(n150) and 2AN3(n300) at php1180 & php1380.
     
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    WiFi extenders typically cuts the radio bandwidth in half. There are 'better' extenders but it will probably cost you.

    I use a thing called Category 6 cable. :)

    I run a cable to where I think an extra access point should be. As a result, I have three dual-band access points on non-overlapping channels providing full coverage. All that without sacrificing my WiFi bandwidth.

    Here's a good read about the subject matter: The Best Wi-Fi Extender (but we recommend a wired Ethernet access point) | The Wirecutter

    That said, a WiFi extender is still a good choice for environments where running a network cable isn't an option.
     
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    Main: AEBS
    Exentender: Airport Express
     
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    Main: AEBS

    Extender: Airport Express

    Will be trying Amped Wireless High Power Wireless-N 600mW Gigabit Dual Band Router hoping to replace both the AEBS and Airport Express with just a single unit.
     
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    Is that even legal?
     
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    What do you mean? Its being sold in US stores so I guess its legal.
     
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    Ahh, ok. That's ok for use in the US. The FCC allows an EIRP of up to 1W (1,000mW) for indoor WiFi devices.

    However, in the Philippines, the NTC only allows a maximum EIRP of 250mW.

    EIRP = Effective Isotropically Radiated Power. The power radiated from the antenna when all factors has been considered (cable/connector losses and antenna gain).
     
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    ^Would that be a safety issue? I mean, the regulation of EIRP.
     
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    In part, yes. But equally important, they need to regulate it to allow for RF coexistence. Imagine if everybody in your neighborhood has a 10W WiFi access point, it would cause all sorts of RF interference for miles.

    For that matter, the NTC limited the max EIRP to 250mW "cells". It's simple physics; The smaller the cell, the more cells you can put in a given area. This is how mobile phone cell sites got their name.
     

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