Windows 10: Setting Up a Second Router as a Repeater/Range Extender/Bridge Solved

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       10 Jun 2017 #11

    tracit99 said: View Post
    Wynona,
    You said in the OP of this thread that you have a Range Extender (NetGear Nighthawk AC1900). Doesn't it have Ethernet ports?
    It's in the wrong part of the house (as it was said in one post) - not sure about it.
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       10 Jun 2017 #12

    badrobot said: View Post
    Yes you can disagree. But that doesn't mean I am wrong. YMMV.
    Of course, I can only speak from my experience... That second part of your post is important part of it, anyway
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       10 Jun 2017 #13

    AndreTen said: View Post
    It's in the wrong part of the house (as it was said in one post) - not sure about it.
    Yes, she said it was like three rooms away in the OP. May be it can moved closer to her equipment or she can use a really long Ethernet cable temporarily. Of course either of this two options depend on whether the Netgear range extender has any Ethernet ports at all.
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       10 Jun 2017 #14

    tracit99 said: View Post
    Wynona,
    You said in the OP of this thread that you have a Range Extender (NetGear Nighthawk AC1900). Doesn't it have Ethernet ports?
    Yes, it does, Tracit, but it's three rooms away from this computer and I don't want to run 30 or 40 feet of cord to trip over.

    Edit: We tried to get it closer to my computer room, but the range was just too far.
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  5.    10 Jun 2017 #15

    What about powerline adapters ?
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       10 Jun 2017 #16

    I get the picture of your situation now. Looks like your two best (least expensive) options are: 1) wait for the next build; 2) buy one of those USB/WiFi adaptors that were mentioned over in the Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16215 PC + 15222 Mobile Forum. It will use a different driver than your WLAN card in your laptop and will "probably" work. They are ridiculously inexpensive and are good to have around for situations such as this. (See CountMike's post). If you decide to get one, consider one with an external antenna. It should perform better than one with an internal antenna.
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       10 Jun 2017 #17

    Samuria said: View Post
    What about powerline adapters ?
    Pretty expensive for this particular situation, Samuria. The least expensive I saw IIRC was about $40.00.
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       10 Jun 2017 #18

    tracit99 said: View Post
    Yes, she said it was like three rooms away in the OP. May be it can moved closer to her equipment or she can use a really long Ethernet cable temporarily. Of course either of this two options depend on whether the Netgear range extender has any Ethernet ports at all.
    "Tripping Hazard" Tracit! And believe me, I would trip over it every time I passed it! My knee still hurts from a header I took in my hall; can't remember what I tripped over, but . . .

    It does have the ports, and I think that option should be explored first. That would be great it I can move it into this room.
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  • Posts : 19,448
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083
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       10 Jun 2017 #19

    Well, I'll be a Monkey's Uncle! I'm getting a signal from in this room!

    Anyone ever heard the phrase "Much ado about nothing"?
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  •    10 Jun 2017 #20

    Wynona said: View Post
    Insider Build 16215 has knocked my WiFi into the next county, it seems and I find I must hard wire my computer to the router or Range Extender if I want Internet. Of course, the Range Extender (NetGear Nighthawk AC1900) is three rooms away from my computer equipment. Sigh . . .
    If it is the insider build that is the problem, why not go back to a released build that does not have the problem?
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