What is your wifi range extender?

Discussion in 'Other hardware discussions' started by imperialv, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Juice

    Juice PhilMUG Addict Member

    May 31, 2009
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    I've tried the powerline route before, but it was inconsistent in speed. It will also depend on the wiring in your home, mine is probably bad. It maxed out around 5megabytes/s only. So I switched to an RE6500 extender and replaced the standard antennae with the bigger linksys antennae. It retains a good speed even with 2 cement walls with a distance of 15 feet. I wouldn't suggest it for gaming though.
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  2. porkypork

    porkypork Active Member

    Aug 2, 2012
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    Thanks for the reply, I might just go the extender route as it's the most convenient route.
  3. SE20

    SE20 PhilMUG Addict Member

    Jul 2, 2008
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    For years, I had been using an Airport Express to extend my network (based on an AEBS on the ground floor) to the two upper floors of our house. I had been getting about 3 mbps on the upper floors via this arrangement. In the source room where the AEBS is, the speed was 50.

    Last month I had our village handyman lay down Ethernet wire and turned the Airport Express into a wired router. Now the speed near the Airport Express is 50mbps, and in the farthest room 30+mpbs, or 10 times the speed compared with the wireless extender- for a total cost of less than 10k.
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