|Hello - hoping once again for guidance from this fine forum!|
We live in a flat with very thick walls. As a result the wifi doesn't extend consistently to all rooms and at one end of the flat, not at all. This isn't the end of the world as we've managed to use a number of homeplug/powerline devices to take connectivity to the rooms that wifi fails to reach. This overcomes most teenage gaming console/Roku type demands!
Nevertheless, I would like if possible to enable an effective wifi option in the furthest room. I've tried a couple of ways of extending the coverage (extenders, boosters) but nothing has really worked properly.
My question - is a homeplug/powerline hotspot different from a homeplug/powerline extender?
In layman's terms, does the extender simply pick up the existing wifi signal and pass it on, whereas the hotspot creates a new point of access where it's plugged in? If I'm right, then I need the hotspot to solve my issue?
I'm very confused!
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