1.    13 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 187
    Windows 10

    Does wifi extenders with or without antena makes any difference

    There are different wireless WiFi extenders in the market. In the same range, some are without any external antenna and some are with one or two external antenna. For example Netgear WN3000 RP200 INS has two external antenna and Dlink DAP1320 N300 is not having any external antenna. Is external or no external antenna makes any difference.
    Last edited by sam9; 13 Jul 2016 at 08:33.
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  2.    13 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 309
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32-bit 10586

    I would rather have one with an antenna's, even better I would rather have one that I could change the antennas for better ones if I wanted.

    I am not a big fan of setting router to 100% output power, In my house 50% power works just fine. The reason being I only use WiFi inside not outside of my house you never know when some new vulnerability will come along and someone down the street will be able to connect.
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  3.    13 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 2,549
    EL Capitan

    It all depends on how far you are from the Access Point, how much power it is cranked up to, construction of the building. Lets also not forget about channel congestion, outside interference overlapping the 2.5ghz and 5ghz bands for the wifi radio signal.
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  4.    13 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I have a Linksys RE6500 with external antennas. My router is in the basement, and the WiFi extender is on the 2nd floor and it does a fantastic job.
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