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I have a problem with the wifi signal at my place, I was hoping someone would be able to assist me with this.

I live in a two story house and it is double brick - making signal poor upstairs.
We are running a wireless Netgear modem downstairs.

The signal is very poor upstairs with two rooms unable to access it at all.

I also have a Netgear router which is boosting signal but according to Netgear must be connected by ethernet to the modem (in my opinion making it a massive waste of a product).

Is there any product or option that you would recommend for me to simply wireless-ly connect to the modem downstairs, but is permanantly located upstairs purely to boost signal?

Thank you in advance and all your suggestions are much appreciated.
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I would suggest looking into PowerLine adapters.

Works just like running a Ethernet Cable only uses your house wiring. I've done this several times, most recently for my Grandson so he could connect his Xbox Live to the internet for online gaming.

You can even run an Ethernet cable from the upstairs adapter into a Wireless Router if necessary.
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