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Looking for a wireless router that can reach over a large span..

#1sonicteam2k1Posted 3/26/2014 1:48:44 PM
Moving into a new house soon. Need a wireless router that can be in the basement and can give a decent enough signal to view streaming services like Netflix, Hulu...ect in almost every room in the house.


The house is a 1200 sqft or so ranch style house. So there's only 1 floor, and a basement. Everything in the basement will be hard wired, but everything upstairs will need to be wireless for the most part. Any powerful wireless routers to fit my needs?
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#2SinisterSlayPosted 3/26/2014 2:10:13 PM(edited)
Here's a funny thing everyone doesn't think of.
Just cause your router can send signals far doesn't mean your toys can send a signal back over that same range.
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#3TireseasPosted 3/26/2014 1:51:38 PM
Might want to consider repeaters.
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#4sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2014 1:52:45 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
Here's a funny thing everyone doesn't think of.
Just cause your router can send signals far doesn't mean your device can.


well educate me so I know what I need to do instead of patronizing me.
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#5sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2014 1:52:58 PM
Tireseas posted...
Might want to consider repeaters.


Please explain???
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#6TireseasPosted 3/26/2014 1:54:51 PM
Wifi repeaters. Little devices that you plug into a wall socket that recieve the signal from the router and rebroadcast it. Extends the range, although there is some degree of performance loss. Slightly degraded signal tends to be better than no signal though
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#7SinisterSlayPosted 3/26/2014 1:55:38 PM
sonicteam2k1 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Here's a funny thing everyone doesn't think of.
Just cause your router can send signals far doesn't mean your device can.


well educate me so I know what I need to do instead of patronizing me.


So say you were using a tablet.

Your tablet might pick up the signal because it's nice and powerful. but the transmitter in your tablet can't cover that range. So you end up with an access point you can't connect to because it's out of range of your tablet, even though it can see it.

You have to use repeaters instead, which basically pick up the wireless signal and repeat it in its area. Usually each time with diminished speed.
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#8sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2014 1:56:44 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
sonicteam2k1 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Here's a funny thing everyone doesn't think of.
Just cause your router can send signals far doesn't mean your device can.


well educate me so I know what I need to do instead of patronizing me.


So say you were using a tablet.

Your tablet might pick up the signal because it's nice and powerful. but the transmitter in your tablet can't cover that range. So you end up with an access point you can't connect to because it's out of range of your tablet, even though it can see it.

You have to use repeaters instead, which basically pick up the wireless signal and repeat it in its area. Usually each time with diminished speed.


thanks. I had some idea that something like this would be the case but did not fully understand it. I appreciate the assistance.
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#9TireseasPosted 3/26/2014 1:58:11 PM
It's not necessarily diminished speed as in throughput so much as it is increased latency. You're adding hops to the signal basically.
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#10sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2014 1:59:00 PM
Tireseas posted...
Wifi repeaters. Little devices that you plug into a wall socket that recieve the signal from the router and rebroadcast it. Extends the range, although there is some degree of performance loss. Slightly degraded signal tends to be better than no signal though


very cool. When I move I will look into this
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