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Offline Sephiroth

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Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:18:11 PM »
a friend of mine is asking of they are effective in extending the range of wifi signals, and if so, which product/s would you recommend. thanks!

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 09:54:07 PM »
for home use ?
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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 10:10:42 PM »
yep. para ma extend yung wifi signal mula sa kapitbahay.

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 02:16:26 AM »
Not as effective over say... a long Cat 5e cable.  Besides if it's extended via Wifi only, that's half the bandwidth already consumed.
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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 04:38:09 AM »
also the latency would be twice as that of a single access point...

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 06:42:51 AM »
thanks for the replies.

how can it be done with cable? use a long cable to place the router nearer the house that needs the wifi signal? thanks!

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 08:08:19 AM »
How far is the house from the internet source? Maybe it would be cheaper and easier in the long run to simply get a separate subscription.

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 08:18:47 AM »
How far is the house from the internet source? Maybe it would be cheaper and easier in the long run to simply get a separate subscription.
it's like a duplex actually: a single house divided into identical halves by a wall.

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 08:23:35 AM »
Then yes just get an AP/old wifi router and connect to the main router via LAN cable.

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2017, 08:44:33 AM »
something like this?
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-turn-an-old-wi-fi-router-into-an-access-point/
Yup. Thats what I did for my old wifi routers at home.
got it. thanks!

i will not volunteer to do that for my friend, though. looks too complicated and time consuming for me. :lol:

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2017, 09:01:23 AM »
Not really. As one member pointed out, just plugging the LAN cable to the LAN port  is enough for most. The complication comes when you wish to be able to connect to other PCs and devices and start assigning IP addresses  to create workgroups and share drives and files.

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2017, 10:00:52 AM »
ah, it's just that? ok then, will try. thanks!

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2017, 08:48:27 AM »
just a warning though.. a simple network set up is also prone to rapid and unwanted malware proliferation

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2017, 09:16:57 AM »
I bought 2(different brands) of those wifi extenders that you plug in the wall socket, both are crap.
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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2017, 09:03:29 AM »
just a warning though.. a simple network set up is also prone to rapid and unwanted malware proliferation
will regular antivirus suffice? thanks!

I bought 2(different brands) of those wifi extenders that you plug in the wall socket, both are crap.
i see. thanks!

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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2017, 11:31:14 AM »
just a warning though.. a simple network set up is also prone to rapid and unwanted malware proliferation
will regular antivirus suffice? thanks!
for known malware yes... but for new undetected ones, not so much.

better to do cascading routers set-up to isolate one network from the other.


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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2017, 04:20:56 PM »
Double NAT!
Combined with CGNAT from your ISP it'll be triple NAT!

I guess one side benefit of CGNAT is there are now far fewer incoming attacks. In the later XP days a fresh install that didn't have the latest service pack slipstreamed in could get pwned before it could even update itself.
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Re: Are Wifi Range Extenders Effective?
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2017, 05:23:01 PM »
OT:

i tried to connect a wifi router to a *ldt router but it wont work and I directly connected the net cable to my ASUS router & still it can't work, does the line only accepts *ldt routers then?

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