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so, normally before my household was straight ethernet>PCs ..but now with tablets and smart TV's popping up in the house, i decided to pick up a wireless router...now I got a wireless router for "supposedly larger homes) but its not passing through the concrete apartment walls...so some rooms have poor to no singal wireless...is there any cheap and/or solution to extend the wireless throughout the apartment? possibly wirelessly? ...when it comes to networking..ive got no idea what Im doing really hmmsmiley02.gif
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Get an access point

looks like a router, picks up a wireless signal and can re-broadcast the wireless signal or you can run an ethernet cable into a router and run other things into it and have the router broadcast the internet
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A better idea than an AP (access point) is to get a repeater.

Although they may take someone a bit more tech savy to set up, they only require a power source and to be in range of the original wireless.

Not sure if you know what they do but i'll explain anyway.
A repeater connects to the original wireless signal and repeats it, therefore giving the wireless a bigger range. Now the trick with these is to find a point in your house at which you get good signal from the original wireless as well as clear coverage (Preferably line of sight due to your thick walls) of the "dead zone". They take a bit of tweaking to get right sometimes but they can work well, especially if you don't want to run a wire for a new AP.
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A better idea than an AP (access point) is to get a repeater.

Although they may take someone a bit more tech savy to set up, they only require a power source and to be in range of the original wireless.

Not sure if you know what they do but i'll explain anyway.
A repeater connects to the original wireless signal and repeats it, therefore giving the wireless a bigger range. Now the trick with these is to find a point in your house at which you get good signal from the original wireless as well as clear coverage (Preferably line of sight due to your thick walls) of the "dead zone". They take a bit of tweaking to get right sometimes but they can work well, especially if you don't want to run a wire for a new AP.

Most access points can act as repeaters.
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