range extender

  1. Z

    Advice and clarification on Mesh vs Extenders vs APs

    hi all, first post here. My current setup is as follows: ISP wifi router on 192.168.0.xxx My own Linksys 1900ACS on 192.168.Y.xxx I have Cat6 cable covering the entire house, so I can place wired devices virtually anywhere I want. Walls are all masonry/brick. that's it. Most devices around...
  2. C

    Replace failing 60m catV cable with d'link DIR655, belkin... Ap/bridge

    First post, sorry if I've missed existing info on the forum. I did spend an hour search and browsing and found useful info but think best to put my situation... Sorry this is going to be long... Office in garden, about 120ft from house, semi-rural so not a lot of visible wifi signals. For last...
  3. Julio Urquidi

    TP-Link Adds $30 Range Extender To Wireless Line-Up

    The dual-band TP-Link RE220 is a three-stream AC750 wireless range extender supporting maximum link rates of 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 433 Mbps at 5 GHz. Compact in size, the TP-Link RE220 has a wall mount design that plugs directly into an electrical outlet. Managing the RE220 is done via a...
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    Add Range Extender to AC68U or use MESH?

    Hello - Can you help me please? I live in an apartment complex and have an AC68U which is working fine but I have a Internet TV Box that only has the 2.4Mhz band available. The signal keeps dropping and the connection fails leading to buffering. Unfortunately the 2.4mhz band is crammed full...
  5. Nemni

    TP-Link repeaters wastes 715 MB/month on NTP

    If you’ve got a recent model TP-Link repeater (not routers!) on your network, you may want to look more closely into its NTP related traffic. Especially if you’re paying by the megabyte or are on a tight monthly data cap! I found that the firmware on TP-Link repeaters sends and receives 715 MB...
  6. Julio Urquidi

    Zyxel Unveils Powerline - Wireless Extender Combo

    The Zyxel PLA5236 is not only a 1000 Mbps powerline device that gets plugged into a wall socket to use a home’s electrical wiring to network a home – it’s also a 5 GHz only 2x2 AC900 wireless extender that can be used to increase existing Wi-Fi signal with a maximum link rate of 867 Mbps. The...
  7. Julio Urquidi

    Amped Wireless Tri-Band Wi-Fi Extender Now Shipping

    Announced during this year’s CES, the Helios-EX is Amped Wireless’ new tri-band Wi-Fi range extender. Powered by a quad-core processor, 128 MB of DDR3 memory, twelve amplifiers and four high gain antennas (one is internal), the Helios-EX delivers maximum link rates of 399 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and...
  8. D

    Networking and connecting 2 homes

    Hello all, My knowledge of networking is quite minimal. Reading through many forums and articles, I still remain mostly unsure about which setup to purchase. 1. Cost is not a limiting factor but hope to be reasonable. 2. Range should about 50 feet, connecting 2 townhouses separated by 1...
  9. Julio Urquidi

    D-Link’s AC2600 MU-MIMO Range Extender Now Shipping

    D-Link's DAP-1860 Wi-Fi range extender is a dual-band AC2600 device that plugs directly into a wall socket. The quad-antenna configured DAP-1860’s MU-MIMO capability allows multiple wireless clients to connect and transmit data through the extender simultaneously, while D-Link’s SmartBeam...
  10. A

    Best device to extend coverage with no line of sight? Something like a NLOS Nanostation?

    After a lot of research here and other spots, I bought a Nanostation Loco m5 to extend the range of the wireless signal my best friend who lives in the apartment above me to my apartment, one floor down and just to the west (I am on a fixed income and he's generously agreed to share his...
  11. aspen63

    Cannot Setup Wireless Extender

    Guys, I desperately need your help. I've just bought Asus RT-AC5300 as my main router and RP-AC68U to use as a wireless extender. It turned out to be tricky enough. First, I configured the repeater to connect to the router only through 5 GHz and use the same SSID and password as on the main...
  12. A

    setting up moca connections between two apartments... many questions!

    I've read quite a bit but really don't understand some things. Please forgive my ignorance here, and bear with me: really need help! I've decided to cut the cord because I'm on a fixed income, and my best friend, who lives in the apartment above and on the other side of the eight-unit...
  13. Julio Urquidi

    Amped Wireless Adds Wireless AC Wave 2 Extender To MU-MIMO Mix

    The Amped Wireless REC44M is a MU-MIMO enabled AC2600 Wi-Fi range extender in a fairly large wall-plugged format. As MU-MIMO devices become more common, manufacturers are moving to mainstream the technology, incorporating it even into wireless extenders. Linksys and Netgear are are already...
  14. LoneWolf3574

    Need Some Help With the RP-AC68U Encryption

    I purchased this product because I needed a way to connect to my WPA2-Enterprise secured router for my isolated entertainment center devices. After receiving the RP-AC68U today I found out that it IS NOT CAPABLE OF ANY ENTERPRISE encryption whatsoever. It doesn't matter which of the 3 modes I...
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