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Post by .pointer on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 10:35

Hi all,

I'm looking for a wifi extender which isn't too expensive, because it only has to deal with 1 room. I've been searching and the cheapest I found was €43,-. This is not too expensive but it hasn't got the option to use cable. As far as I could see most of the wifi extenders only extend the wifi signal and not any possibily for cable. I've looked for a router which could be used as a extender with cable option. It's more expensive and I read, 2 routers in one modem could issue port forwarding. I want a open port because I need that for gaming and my brother's running a server on his computer :p. So I thought, maybe you can help me out? I need something which can run on the same modem as the router downstairs (I need it on the second etage), without port forwarding issues, with cable options...

I have good experiences with this forum, so that's why I came back here Smile I hope you know something. Oh and I tried to connect the cable from downstairs to upstairs but it failed, it went broke somewhere in the wall.. Sad

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Re: Wifi extender

Post by Adwomin on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 16:31

Hello,

I think that what you're looking for is called a router. Or another device to extend the router's wifi signal?

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Re: Wifi extender

Post by .pointer on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 19:49

Hi,
No we have one router in the house of course. But the signal isn't reaching my room on the second etage properly. That's why I am searching for an extender. A second router requires a second subscription which wasn't the plan. Neither connecting both 2 routers to the one modem because that would cause NAT type problems (strict port for example, which disables port fowarding).
So I was looking for a wifi extender with a possibility for a cable which I could connect to my devices.


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Re: Wifi extender

Post by Aɾყα on Wed 20 Jun 2012, 12:57

Hello,

You could consider a USB wifi antenna for your and use a long cable to hook it up to your pc. I used to "borrow" my neighbours' unsecured WiFi like that. My cable was 5 m. You could be done for €15.
If you're creative, you could even run it outside your window and into the livingroom, keeping your antenna close(r) to the router. You'd have to properly protect it from the elements of course.


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Re: Wifi extender

Post by pprodz on Sat 23 Jun 2012, 17:35

Theres things called Ethernet over power, but its nothing to do with Wifi.. Its an ethernet port which can be plugged into the power socket and used that way..

Or, a repeater if you genuinley only want wifi to be extended. They basically repeat the signal of your wifi (one youve selected, as they can repeat any wireless signal)

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Re: Wifi extender

Post by .pointer on Thu 28 Jun 2012, 20:21

Firstly thanks for the help! I looked for such a thing but, if I buy anything I want it to last for 5+ years so I looked for a 1000MBps thing you have to plug in to the router and into the room you want to extend. I have to look if I buy such a thing - it costs at cheapest 100euro and if you don't be careful you pay 100euro per thing - 200 euro in total.

It depends on how much money I will have left from buying a all round PC I need. Can you (all) help me finding a cheap all round pc? If so I will open a detailled topic of what I search for exactly.

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