[ale] Wifi extenders?
laytonjb at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 11:02:39 EDT 2020
On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 2:35 PM Alex Carver via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
> What band are you using now for your WiFi? 2.4GHz or 5GHz?
Ah - good question that I forgot to mention. I have both 2.4G and 5G. I
have so many walls, unless I'm really close to the router I use 2.4G.
> The mesh devices will try to pick something that works but it will
> depend on your end devices, too. The normal extenders tend to slow
> things down a lot especially with more than one.
> Any chance you can run a cable to service additional access points?
No, unfortunately not.
> On 2020-06-10 07:19, Jeffrey Layton via Ale wrote:
> > Good morning!
> > I live in an older, large, all brick house where the outside walls are
> > thick and there are a fair number of walls I can't move :) My wifi
> > is in the kitchen on the main floor. In the bedrooms upstairs the
> > is spotty. My office is in the basement and the signal is OK, but not
> > always great.
> > In the past, in previous homes, I have used something like the following,
> > It worked fine, but my question is, can you use more than one of these in
> > the same house? I was thinking about putting one in the basement near my
> > office and one upstairs near the bedrooms. Looking at the answers on
> > someone says you can, but I've never tried it.
> > Alternatively, I'm looking at the following:
> > https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074F3M2W8/ref=emc_b_5_t
> > To improve wifi coverage upstairs and use one of the little ones in the
> > basement near or in my office.
> > Any comments or recommendations?
> > Thanks a million!
> > Jeff
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