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So as the title says im trying to set up a reliable wireless network through out my house and i was wonder if anyone with some knowledge of this could help.

Here is so info that may be relevant.

Budget: 200 dollars
# Devices: 6-8 (one is a android stick for streaming)
Origin point: middle of the house in the basement.
SQ feet: 5000 dived among 2 floors
Other: I have multiple Ethernet connection points on either side of the hours.
ISP: Comcast 50mbps down

I will gladly provide more info if people need it.
Thanks for help in advance.
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Originally Posted by aperson123 View Post

So as the title says im trying to set up a reliable wireless network through out my house and i was wonder if anyone with some knowledge of this could help.

Here is so info that may be relevant.

Budget: 200 dollars
# Devices: 6-8 (one is a android stick for streaming)
Origin point: middle of the house in the basement.
SQ feet: 5000 dived among 2 floors
Other: I have multiple Ethernet connection points on either side of the hours.
ISP: Comcast 50mbps down

I will gladly provide more info if people need it.
Thanks for help in advance.

2 Ubiquiti UniFi APs. Done.
They use Power over Ethernet, so you connect one on each end of your house to your LAN, and install the management software on a computer to configure. That software doesn't have to stay running to use the APs, but they can add additional features. This is assuming you just need WiFi and no routing/gateway/DNS/DHCP. I would suggest getting a separate gateway device for all of that if you don't have one, such as a PC running IPFire/pfSense/Untangle, or some sort of gateway appliance (Ubuiquiti EdgeMax Router Lite at $100? I have one and I also use the UniFi APs). These APs are about $70-80 each on Amazon, software is free, and they require no licensing. for $150 you can cover your entire house, plus your yard. You can also get a 3 pack of them for around $200. The PoE injectors come with the AP, as well. Shop around for the best price, of course.

Another solution would be to get a single UniFi AP LR and put it in the center of your house. If you want 802.11AC, then get the new UniFi AP AC, which is like $300.

http://www.ubnt.com/unifi
post #3 of 7
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Goose look really cool and range on them is nice. Would running it through my current router work for the routing. Basically I have 4 feeds into my router and they go to different parts of the house and then I have a switch in my room so I can but 4 or so devices up there. I also have another switch available. (Not sure if this is helpful fir anything) Basically I want working wifi everywhere but I would also like to do it right and I have little knowledge in network stuff.
post #4 of 7
Should be fine but you may need power over eternity injectors to broadcast the signal. Another method is to get a powerline networking kit and run one to the router. And two wireless ones at the other parts of the house. (no need for the power over external injectors.
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post #5 of 7
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I was reading up on the unifis and it seems that at lease the LR has a PoE adapter so I'm leaning towards 1 of those.
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I was reading up on the unifis and it seems that at lease the LR has a PoE adapter so I'm leaning towards 1 of those.

All UniFi APs come with a PoE adapter. The 3 pack, comes with 3 PoE adapters. This goes for the standard model, LR, Pro, and AC.
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So i figured im getting either the AP or the LR my question is what kind of security do you guys use again im not fimilar with the techinal aspects of networks so is a good password enough to stop most ppl from stealing my wifi?
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