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I have been reading about network extenders for wifi. Trying to get wifi signal to a guest house. Which is about 250+ ft from the router. Do extenders act as a catch and send object between the guest house and the router? Or do the connect to the router and increase signal a little? What would you recommend at 250+ ft away?
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most will read the signal from the router and repeat it out.

This means you are cutting your throughput by about half depending on the repeater. This is most all of them because wifi CANNOT communicate with more than one device simultaneously.

I recommend burying a cable to the guest house and sticking another router/WAP on it.

( Give the other router the IP after your first router,
Disable DHCP,
Set the SSID to the same network name,
and use a switch port to connect it instead of the WAN port.
This will give you a seamless network with good connectivity all the way into he guest house.)
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By throughput do you mean the speed is cut in half or signal? With low to full strength on my wifi I cannot tell a difference on web surfing speed.
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By throughput do you mean the speed is cut in half or signal? With low to full strength on my wifi I cannot tell a difference on web surfing speed.

speed.
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