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  1. #11
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    Re: Network Extender question

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    You don't want that deal Cindy... It uses your homes electrical circuits as the wire. It is NOT a wireless device. Problem is, it needs to be on the same circuit out of your electrical panel. Probably not the case between two ends of a house's electrical circuits. Second is, you'd need to cable into the other end... it isn't a Wifi device... it requires a hard cable... It's the deal of the day because it's old technology...
    The Actiontec is for both wired and wireless access. It uses electrical lines to create a wired network, and for that you'd need Ethernet cables. But it also works as a wireless "N" access-point through a built-in network extender.

    It would do what Cindy wants, but I think there are better options.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Network Extender question

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    The Actiontec is for both wired and wireless access. It uses electrical lines to create a wired network, and for that you'd need Ethernet cables. But it also works as a wireless "N" access-point through a built-in network extender.

    It would do what Cindy wants, but I think there are better options.
    Can you suggest something? I have no clue what features I'm looking for. Just want to be able to access my internet while I'm upstairs.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Network Extender question

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Can you suggest something?
    I did, in my first post...

    TP Link WiFi Extender

    Fred suggested this one:

    Netgear WiFi Extender

    Either one would do what you need.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Network Extender question

    One thing I have heard about WIFI extenders is that they tend to work better and be more reliable if you use the same brand extender as the brand of your router. While I have never personally tested this, it does make some sense.
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  5. #15
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    Re: Network Extender question

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    I did, in my first post...

    TP Link WiFi Extender

    Fred suggested this one:

    Netgear WiFi Extender

    Either one would do what you need.
    I wasn't sure whether you simply picked one similar to what I posted or one that you really liked because of its features. Thanks again, Paul.
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    Re: Network Extender question

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I wasn't sure whether you simply picked one similar to what I posted or one that you really liked because of its features. Thanks again, Paul.
    Ah! Roger that...

    Based on your post's, sounds to me like all you need a basic network extender and the ones Fred and I suggested will serve that purpose just fine. The one you found listed at B&H would work for you as well, but it has more bells and whistles than you need and gets reviews that are less than stellar.

    I recommend you go with one of the other two suggested here.
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  7. #17
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    Re: Network Extender question

    It's been almost one-and-a-half years since I asked about a wireless network extender. Today B&H has this one on a one-day sale. It's for a dual-band router which is what I have so I decided to get it. My bedroom upstairs is on the opposite end of the house, and sometimes the signal simply isn't strong enough for cell phone wifi.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._fi_range.html
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    Re: Network Extender question

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    It's been almost one-and-a-half years since I asked about a wireless network extender. Today B&H has this one on a one-day sale. It's for a dual-band router which is what I have so I decided to get it. My bedroom upstairs is on the opposite end of the house, and sometimes the signal simply isn't strong enough for cell phone wifi.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._fi_range.html
    Not a bad looking unit! How's it working out?
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  9. #19
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    Re: Network Extender question

    Quote Originally Posted by RocketCowboy View Post
    Not a bad looking unit! How's it working out?
    I haven't yet tried it but need to do so before my 30 days is up. My trigger thumb is really bad, and I'm in the process of switching to a different family doctor. Can't get anything done until I get a referral.

    It's really put a damper on shooting BBF. Using my thumb to focus is so painful as is using the rear scroll wheel. Need to get the extender set up though. I'll let you know how it works once I do.
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