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Recommendation on router with range extender capability


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Faina

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Dear experts,

 

I'm successfully using the Asus AC3200 router as suggested here

 

I'm trying to improve the wifi signal in my basement since is very weak now, with a range extender. There will be not any physical cable to connect the two routers

 

I would not use a normal range extender like the TP Link RE200 because I would have a stronger machine for connect multiple devices to, still staying on a reasonable cost side because it will be not the main and not used for business

 

I bought the IO data AC 1167 R and I wasn't able to configure it as wifi to wifi repeater, it works only if a Ethernet cable is connected to the main... 

 

I see that the d-link 1650 could be a good choice but here in Japan costs above 100USD, and this is out of budget

 

Could you kindly help me with the right component choice for my need?

 

thanks in advance for your suggestions!

 

cheers


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RKinner

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Perhaps a Power line extender?

TP-Link AV600 2-Ports Powerline Wi-Fi extender Adapter Kit is under $60 on Amazon.


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RKinner,

 

thanks for the input!

 

I prefer to have a router that can bridge over wifi with my existing one, if possible

 

the AV600 is 200 USD here...  :upset:

 

cheers


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Not sure what exactly you are looking for.  You can get a wireless extender that you plug in to a wall outlet that will rebroadcast the signal but whether the signal will get through to the basement is a question.

 

https://www.lifewire...tenders-4043312

 

I've got one of the netgears.  Works OK but still couldn't get the signal to my back room.  Had to use a powerline extender. 


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