WIFI EXTENDER

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Re: WIFI EXTENDER

Post by Pete » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:18 am

nolaxride wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:04 am
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Thu May 31, 2018 7:21 pm
I have a large carton of old Linksys routers that I would flash with DD-WRT and turn 'em into repeaters, but I got tired of fiddling with all that crap. The upside with DD-WRT is you can boost your power
That's a great idea... sounds like a good weekend project.
it is possible to flash a router and have it set up in under an hour, but I have so many things eroding my free time now I decided to take the easy route and buy an extender
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Re: WIFI EXTENDER

Post by nolaxride » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:47 am

Pete wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:18 am
nolaxride wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:04 am
Pete wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 7:21 pm
I have a large carton of old Linksys routers that I would flash with DD-WRT and turn 'em into repeaters, but I got tired of fiddling with all that crap. The upside with DD-WRT is you can boost your power
That's a great idea... sounds like a good weekend project.
it is possible to flash a router and have it set up in under an hour, but I have so many things eroding my free time now I decided to take the easy route and buy an extender
I need to find the power supplies. And the room I'm adding it too has a hard connection, so I just need to figure out how to get it to talk to an ATT gateway.
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Re: WIFI EXTENDER

Post by Pete » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:10 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-Power-Adapt ... xyItRTcyv6

bunch of 'em on eBay. This is the one that fits me. YMMV
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Re: WIFI EXTENDER

Post by lust4beer » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:41 pm

nolaxride wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 7:02 pm
lust4beer wrote:
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Anybody have experience with it?

Worth the $$$ ?

Brand suggestions?
Before going that route, download a wifi analyzer on your phone and check to see if moving to a different channel, or from 2.4 to 5 Mhz doesn't make a difference. If you're congested, like your neighbors have lots of stuff going on and it's still interfering after changing channels, consider running another hardline to the room. And if that doesn't work, try an extender, assuming you can get a clean enough signal from your router.

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Re: WIFI EXTENDER

Post by nolaxride » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:13 pm

Let us know if it's successful.
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