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Pastor at a church asked me to set up a wireless network. The problem is their budget, around 6-700 for parts.

I would Use a strong router, then wire access points all around. But he said he doesn't want wires everywhere (1830's church), and I'm not a professional.

A friend of mine stated that I should use a High End router, such as the Netgear R6300, and 6 range extenders such as http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-Universal-Range-Extender-WN2500RP/dp/B006V72AHC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1347618846&sr=1-1&keywords=WN2500RP.

Seems like it should suffice, but I'm worried that the signal would drop in half each time.

Would this work?




The building on the right of the image will not need wireless.

Only been there once for a tour, didn't take any measurements.


Keep in mind, they will only need wireless internet for checking email, and maybe showing videos upstairs via smart-board.

Thanks.
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I would say a wireless router n wireless extenders are going be enough, you could use power line plugs for wired connections.
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I would say a wireless router n wireless extenders are going be enough, you could use power line plugs for wired connections.

I considered power line adapters, but it's such an old church, like I said from the 1830's. Does electrical interference affect it enough to worry? Not sure if it's on the same power line, he wasn't either. They have a huge kitchen with lots of equipment in there.
    
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Anyone else have an input?
    
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Anything less than wires through the walls to areas where you place access points will be a performance hit.

If it's been around that long you may have signal issues based on the material used to build the building if you are considering a single AP.

You would probably get a lot higher performance out of placing additional access points off of powerline adapters than simple repeaters/range-extenders.
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Is there a attic or crawl space above? If so that would be the best route to get wires where needed.
As for using powerline adapters. If the wiring is old and outdated. There is a 50/50 chance they may work or not. Because every powerline adapter needs to be connected on the same circuit as where you have the initial one coming ofd the router. Which older wiring alot of times is multiple circuits.
Which then limits you to using extenders or running wires for physical connections for APs.

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