08-11-2012 07:34 PM - last edited on 08-11-2012 09:38 PM by Dany_S
Ihave a wireless network in my 900 sq. ft. apt. The station's in the LR and the signal I get in the bedroom is weak. Is there a product I can buy to boost or amplify the signal?
08-11-2012 10:04 PM
Yes, these devices would do the job.
08-12-2012 07:01 AM - edited 08-12-2012 08:02 AM
Keep in mind that WiFi "repeaters" work by receiving the wireless data stream and then re-transmitting it. As a result, use of a repeater will reduce the data transmission speed on your wireless network by at least half. You won't notice this if you use the computer in your bedroom for basic web surfing or email - but you may notice it if you do video streaming. If this is going to be a problem for you, then I suggest you explore other options for improving signal strength in your BR such as moving the location of the base station with use of a longer cable connection to it.
08-12-2012 05:43 PM
Hmm.... the wifi delay makes sense. However, aren't wifi speeds many times more faster than the Internet?
Quite often... yes. Under optimum conditions the "real world" speed of an 802.11n connection will easily exceed the typical consumer internet connection of 10Mbps by a factor of at least 3. If that also reflects the "real world" conditions experienced by the original poster to this discussion, then the addition of a wireless repeater to his/her network would not be noticed.