Windows 10: Wi-Fi Extender/Repeaters

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       12 Feb 2018 #1

    Wi-Fi Extender/Repeaters


    I was wanting to know somethings about those Wi-Fi extenders/repeaters..
    Since I Wi-Fi off my sisters modem/router at distance and her cell phone is causing me not to send or receive data till she gets off her phone,, can I use one of them here in my home or does it have to be at hers?
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  2.    12 Feb 2018 #2

    Those only extend the LOCAL network -- it will work where it is installed, her place or yours, but not both.
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  3. Posts : 324
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    Thread Starter
       12 Feb 2018 #3

    What I'm asking,, does it have to be installed at my sister's house or can I install it here in my home where I can get better signal?
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  4.    12 Feb 2018 #4

    I assume hers is a different location not next door an extender only extends a few yards
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  5. Posts : 324
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       12 Feb 2018 #5

    I can see her house from my bedroom window, distance I say about a football stadium. my Win7 works very good on Wi-Fi'ing off her, the Win 10 doesn't.
    Using the HP support Assistant network check, it says This Win10 is receiving a 10% signal strength. I use to be able to download, listen to music app, play solitare, but now when she uses her phone, I have problem with those connecting even though the icon in tray shows I am connected.
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  6.    12 Feb 2018 #6

    You're pushing your luck trying to extend from a 10% strength base. It will work sometimes and at other times not. I wouldn't recommend it,
    --Ed--
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  7. Posts : 324
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       12 Feb 2018 #7

    I use to have my own internet, but first month bill was $294. Centurylink couldn't justify the billing.
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  •    12 Feb 2018 #8

    Can your sister's router be placed in front of a windows with a line of site view to your house ? Do you have a high-gain (like 5db) USB Wi-Fi dongle ? Outdoor antennas are rather expensive and with some modems like my ATT Uverse model port forwarding to use a bridged extender is a PITA.

    I'm doing the same thing with two houses I own that are around 300 feet apart and with the correct modem placement and a dongle similar to Rosewill RNXAC600HGUBE Dual Band 802.11AC USB Adapter, USB 2.0 cradle, 5 dBi High Power Antenna - Newegg.com I have usable speeds until I can finish moving and transfer my connection to the new house.
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  • Posts : 324
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       12 Feb 2018 #9

    I'm on the side, I see the garage part of back yard where she keeps pigmy goats.
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  •    13 Feb 2018 #10

    Are you close enough to run a physical cable between the two buildings? Cat6a can carry GbE close to 290 feet from point to point. As long as you don't have to cross any streets or other public property, that might be your best bet. OTOH, if you must go wireless, you could look at setting up some Pringles cans antennas, like the war drivers use, to beam info from one property to the next (and if you can see that garage wall, that's where you'd want to put the antenna on your sister's property, for sure).
    HTH,
    --Ed--

    PS: How To Make a Wi-Fi Antenna Out Of a Pringles Can
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