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In my house downstairs my laptops receive no WiFi signal. What would you recomend to help me get internet on my downstairs
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post #2 of 11
The reason it would have no reception, is due to walls, floors etc...
You would need to think about placing a router somewhere downstairs to extend range.
post #3 of 11
i was having poor conections but still have connectivity with my laptops and phones upstairs with linksys E4200 which is downstairs so i placed it near the stairwell and its a lot better. BTW my house is made up of concrete floors upstairs and all walls internally are brick and concrete.

what is your router as well?
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post #4 of 11
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it is a dlink dir 601. putting my router downstairs is not really an option for me. i also would probably lose out on wifi upstairs. my ethernet cord that my desktop is connected to only goes so far. also if i had another cable line installed downstairs i might consider it but alas...
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is there a way to like, put an antenna somwhere remote from the router to continue the signal?
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post #6 of 11
http://www.newegg.com/Powerline-Networking/SubCategory/ID-294

You can either use something like this as a stand alone, or you can attach one to the wired output of your wireless upstairs router, and then add another wireless router or access point downstairs on the other end.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Powerline-Networking/SubCategory/ID-294

You can either use something like this as a stand alone, or you can attach one to the wired output of your wireless upstairs router, and then add another wireless router or access point downstairs on the other end.
That is what i meant.
post #8 of 11
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i see,thanks a bunch! so this powerline device connects to the cable modem or router then plug into the wall and then i put the other one downstairs and plug it into the outlet down there and boom? I am reading a little bit about it and aparently it makes wifi considerably faster. it sounds very promising.

would i need a seperate wireless router downstairs connected to the second powerline adapter or do they produce a signal themselves? such as with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156390
Edited by Alex of the West - 5/12/13 at 7:00pm
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Alex of the West View Post

i see,thanks a bunch! so this powerline device connects to the cable modem or router then plug into the wall and then i put the other one downstairs and plug it into the outlet down there and boom? I am reading a little bit about it and aparently it makes wifi considerably faster. it sounds very promising.

would i need a seperate wireless router downstairs connected to the second powerline adapter or do they produce a signal themselves? such as with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156390

That TRENDnet model you linked is purely for replacing a physical wire. They don't produce any wireless signals for wifi, so you would need to slap another router or access point on the end of it (unless you only have one computer downstairs and are willing to just wire it directly from the second powerline device).

There are however a few that do include wifi broadcast functionality, such as this example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704142
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post #10 of 11
You can use a WiFi repeater (just plug it in the wall socket) or you can use the PowerLine adaptor as mentionned above (which I prefer as well)

But beware if you have a 3 phase electrical from the grid (I don't know how to say it in English tongue.gif) you must put them on the same phaze (eg, if router is L2, put the other adaptor on a circuit also on L2)

Otherwise you might sometimes loose connection between the 2 adapters...

You can measure it how to see if it's on the same phaze or you can disconnect that phaze and see which sockets does NOT work (that is the same phaze)
   
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