Solved Wi-fi extender/repeater or something else?

November 14, 2013 at 01:08:33
Specs: Windows 7
I need to use my Wi-fi connection in my garage which is located around 30/40 metres away from where my wireless router is based (in my house).

I have heard that a repeater would half the signal strength in the house which is not ideal as I need to be able to receive a good signal both in the house and the garage.

I have thought about running a network cable from my router to my garage and then using a wireless hub/extender/second router/whatever to connect the devices in the garage (there will be 2 or 3 devices in my garage that I will need to connect wirelessly).

What's my best way of doing this bearing in mind I need to keep the signal, both in house and garage, as strong as possible?

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November 14, 2013 at 04:10:02
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An extender wouldn't be practical anyway because to do any good in your situation it would need to be outside (midway between your house and garage). Clearly, having it outside is a non-starter.

Cabling as you suggest is the way to go.

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November 14, 2013 at 14:18:13
A question:

Whereabouts are you located - UK, Europe (typically western) or USA/Canada - or somewhere else "far away"

Presumably there is power in the garage (as you refer to using assorted kit there)… If you're in the UK/Europe… then options that don't require actual physical cabling are available - and not using a wifi repeater either.

Check this post for the discussions here that include the use of LAN over mains adapters:

This LAN over mains option will apply easily in UK, likely so in Europe too. In Canada/USA likely so as well - but you would need to check what kit is actually available there - as Devolo isn't. Note the latest Devolo kit also includes extending wifi options too...

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