Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:17 AM
Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:01 PM
I want to know if it's possible for a wifi extended such as the "Dark Knight" by Asus, to allow the wifi signal to reach one floor below across the lobby.
Am getting an apartment for my folks in the same building a floor above.
Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:07 PM
Also seems that in almost all cases the extenders lose about 50% straight away, so essentially it may not be worth the bother, we're in a rental and can if necessary relocate the modem, once we get some network cable installed.......
Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:40 PM
Ended up running a 50m CAT6 cable from my router at front of house where my NAS is to my HT room and now all perfect. I have a 5 way switch so the connection is shared by: Foxtel STB, Media Player, Oppo, Receiver and Smart TV.
My problem with wifi was the 20m signal need to go through 5 walls, two of them brick.
Edited by HomerJ, 22 February 2014 - 02:42 PM.
Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:13 PM
1. See if relocating the existing WAP (probably a combined Modem/Router/WAP) can get the required coverage. Don't discount running cable and using a cheap 5-8 port switch if the current location was determined for wired devices.
2. Consider a new Modem/Router/WAP, as there are some newer ones with much better range than earlier models. Some have external antennas which can be replaced with better ones and these can be placed in better positions.
3. Your situation probably won't suit extenders which use power or coax or LAN cabling to get another area without overlapping coverage. These don't lose throughput like the WiFi extenders in the same coverage area.
Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:46 PM
Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:10 PM
Posted 24 February 2014 - 06:24 PM
...Also seems that in almost all cases the extenders lose about 50% straight away, so essentially it may not be worth the bother, we're in a rental and can if necessary relocate the modem, once we get some network cable installed.......
Almost all, except one. Pakedge WAP-W7 operates in repeater mode at full rated throughput. Pakedge WAP-W3N and WAP-W6 will do a good job as well in repeater mode, but at half rated throughput.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:23 PM
Edited by fawlty99, 04 March 2014 - 02:23 PM.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:16 PM
Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:56 AM
Even though we're in a rental, own is happy for me to install network points, so probably the way I will go, thanks to everyone for their input............
Have you considered networking via the power points in your place? Good idea for rentals...
Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:40 AM
I have used a few wifi repeaters and found them to be unreliable at best. My personal preference is to use an 'ethernet over power' set up with wifi output. Mind you, actual speeds are no where near the advertised rates but connection reliability is very good (way better than wifi repeaters). There are dual band versions too.
Here's a cheapo one that's actually pretty decent. However you need to buy the pack (1 for the router to plug into and this being the receiver/wifi transmitter)