Windows 10: wi-fi range extender, distance and square footage claims ?

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       02 Apr 2015 #41
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  2.    02 Apr 2015 #42

    rvbfan said: View Post
    Take the router you want to set up as an access point and reset to factory default. There should be a place in back marked reset. Usually have to keep depressed for 10 seconds or so. I usually do it while plugged in. Also you are only trying to make one router the access point, right?
    We need better wireless coverage due to the number of wireless items we have. Or I can run a cable out to the shack. My relatives have talked about a newer cable modem and run the cable out there. If I can get better wireless coverage by using two routers, I want them to work. I can take back the Neatgear... at this point I would be happier to do so.

    The netgear certainly appears, on paper, to be the better product. But its not talking to the cable modem. No idea why. Much of this simply isn't working correctly in comparison to wireless at my last place of employment.
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  3.    02 Apr 2015 #43

    rvbfan said: View Post
    Read it. Been years since I stopped by tomshardware... certainly got harder to read items there. I copied and pasted into notepad what they suggested.
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  4.    03 Apr 2015 #44

    I'm in via my old computer out in the shed. I went back to an earlier restore point, I can now see and connect to the wireless extender. I haven't tried using the Netgear today.

    So its either a garbage 'security' update from MS or AVG. Just another incentive for me to switch to linux. Which I've used before.
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  5.    03 Apr 2015 #45

    Hi there

    LAN cable is probably the best - but running 200 metres of Lan cable outside - whatever the weather is also not an ideal solution either - as you will certainly get some signal degradation using "Domestic" quality routers.

    A commercial grade router will give you a lot better signal -- then if you need an extender a decent one will work.

    Most of these sort of problems are usually based on the fact that the original design specs are based on INDIVIDUAL users with a computer situated near the cable box / router. We've moved on a long way from those days - most of us have many devices in a single household and not only that we want separate areas such as sheds / lofts etc where we can use these devices. In these cases it's worth paying a little bit more to get Commercial grade robust kit rather than fairly cheap domestic stuff --which may well be fine for typical individual users.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6.    03 Apr 2015 #46

    Well, there is a plastic pipe more than large enough that goes from the house to near my shed. Adding more pipe would be easy. My brother-in-law knows what kind of pipe and sealant that wil lwork best. So weathering shouldn't be a probem. What it looks like we will do is run a CAT 6 cable from the router directly out to my desktop computer. I can work out there on my hobbies, without the relative's kids bothering me. And maybe play a bit of Everquest to.
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       03 Apr 2015 #47

    Cable is always the best way to go. And Cat6 will be more than sufficient for that length of run. Just try to stay away from buried power lines. You could get some induction interference, but not likely.
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  8.    03 Apr 2015 #48

    rvbfan said: View Post
    Cable is always the best way to go. And Cat6 will be more than sufficient for that length of run. Just try to stay away from buried power lines. You could get some induction interference, but not likely.
    Shouldn't be any power lines right there. I'll be putting a buried power line in later this year to power my tools, etc. but we will take a different path out of the house. Probably be 15 or so feet apart.
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       03 Apr 2015 #49

    Looks like you have it covered.
    Last edited by rvbfan; 04 Apr 2015 at 11:04.
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