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Extending Wi-Fi Range Solution?

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LB130385

New Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2016
Hi there,

I need to extend the wi-fi signal from the house to a separate building, which is about 20m away.

Initially I was using a Netgear Powerlink AV500, which worked okay, until the router was changed (to BT Homehub 4.0) and stopped working completely (hours spent with tech support etc. to no avail).

I then got a Netgear EX6200, which worked (though less effectively), for about 6 months, then stopped (more hours with tech support to no avail).

I am wondering what is the best solution? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Thanks...
 

ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Have you looked in to hardwiring a wireless access point to your router?
 

habbajabba

Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2005
Location
Oregon
Sounds like you are stuck with the Homehub which is not great. I would look into this company, or someone similar: http://www.ampedwireless.com/family/proseries.html. Prices aren't bad either. If you can't dig a trench and if the electrical is on separate lines, the indoor/outdoor line of sight eqpt. is your only choice, providing it plays well with BT.
 

JrClocker

AKA: JrMiyagi
Joined
Sep 25, 2015
Do both buildings share a common cable TV connection point?

If so, you should be able to run MoCA 2.0 adapters to push the Ethernet signal over the Coax.

You might have to change out a few splitters, but they are cheap.

Basically, you connect 1 MoCA 2.0 adapter into your main router/switch...and then you can add a second router/switch to the other end. The cable line will act like a "high speed trunk" between the two. You can also plug directly into the Ethernet port on the second MoCA 2.0 adapter (i.e. the second router/switch it not required.)
 

Jeff G

Member
Joined
May 22, 2016
Couldn't you just pick up a cheap wireless router with a repeater function and use it as a signal repeater?
That's what I did to get the wifi stronger in my detached garage.