What Wi-Fi extender or repeater do I need to make the internet reach my room?

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PostWhat Wi-Fi extender or repeater do I need to make the internet reach my room?
by Venom » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:02 pm

Hi. I'm going abroad to visit my family. I will be WFH whilst there which requires constant internet use. The router is at the front of the house and can't be moved, my room is at the back and the house is long with stone walls so the wi-fi signal only faintly reaches the room. I need to make it much stronger so I can use it without issue.

I know there are wi-fi repeaters and extenders and the wi-fi that works over plug sockets but this is an area I know nothing about. Can anybody suggest or recommend a solution and a product that works really well?

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by Errkal » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:06 pm

Who is your ISP

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by Mafro » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:21 pm

Venom wrote:Hi. I'm going abroad to visit my family. I will be WFH whilst there which requires constant internet use. The router is at the front of the house and can't be moved, my room is at the back and the house is long with stone walls so the wi-fi signal only faintly reaches the room. I need to make it much stronger so I can use it without issue.

I know there are wi-fi repeaters and extenders and the wi-fi that works over plug sockets but this is an area I know nothing about. Can anybody suggest or recommend a solution and a product that works really well?

How much are you willing to spend? I've got these and they do teh job https://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-WPA4220KIT- ... 007&sr=8-1

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PostRe: What Wi-Fi extender or repeater do I need to make the internet reach my room?
by Winckle » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:32 pm

If the high price doesn't put you off I can't recommend Netgear Orbi enough. I use it in my house with two satellites, and you get a single Wi-Fi network with great reach.

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PostRe: What Wi-Fi extender or repeater do I need to make the internet reach my room?
by pjbetman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:43 pm

The Lenovo plug in ones (using house electrical cables) are about £30-35

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by Venom » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:58 pm

Errkal wrote:Who is your ISP

I can't remember but not at UK firm, from the local phone company. Is this because of relevance to Wi-Fi frequency?


Winckle wrote:If the high price doesn't put you off I can't recommend Netgear Orbi enough. I use it in my house with two satellites, and you get a single Wi-Fi network with great reach.

£300! It looks great. But for temporary use that's a lot of money that can go to my next-gen consoles fund!


Mafro wrote:How much are you willing to spend? I've got these and they do teh job https://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-WPA4220KIT- ... 007&sr=8-1


That and the next one up are available at Currys. I will probably be willing to pay between £50 - £70. I don't know what the ISP speed is but it might be 8 Mb or 20 Mb. Is it overkill to get the next model up or does that guarantee a strong signal?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-WPA4220KIT- ... 0723C86CX/

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by Mafro » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 pm

Venom wrote:
Errkal wrote:Who is your ISP

I can't remember but not at UK firm, from the local phone company. Is this because of relevance to Wi-Fi frequency?


Winckle wrote:If the high price doesn't put you off I can't recommend Netgear Orbi enough. I use it in my house with two satellites, and you get a single Wi-Fi network with great reach.

£300! It looks great. But for temporary use that's a lot of money that can go to my next-gen consoles fund!


Mafro wrote:How much are you willing to spend? I've got these and they do teh job https://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-WPA4220KIT- ... 007&sr=8-1


That and the next one up are available at Currys. I will probably be willing to pay between £50 - £70. I don't know what the ISP speed is but it might be 8 Mb or 20 Mb. Is it overkill to get the next model up or does that guarantee a strong signal?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-WPA4220KIT- ... 0723C86CX/


The normal model should be fine I'd think.

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PostRe: What Wi-Fi extender or repeater do I need to make the internet reach my room?
by Errkal » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:42 am

Venom wrote:
Errkal wrote:Who is your ISP

I can't remember but not at UK firm, from the local phone company. Is this because of relevance to Wi-Fi frequency?


Ahh ok, some ISPs have a WiFi guarantee package (BT has one) that provides a mesh network like the Orbi stuff without havibg to buy the bits, they provide them to ensure wireless in the whole house.

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PostRe: What Wi-Fi extender or repeater do I need to make the internet reach my room?
by Victor Mildew » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:40 am

I use TP link adapters to run a wired connection from my router to the pc upstairs. It's a rock solid connection and gives the benefit of superior wired speed over WiFi.

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PostRe: What Wi-Fi extender or repeater do I need to make the internet reach my room?
by Ironhide » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:02 pm

I can't use powerline adapters as the room where the router is plugged in is on a separate circuit to most of the house (its in the extension/annexe).

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