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I just ordered 200/12 fibre FTTC (I guess) with cable to my flat. It comes with Fritzbox 6490.

My new flat is 98m2...with a balcony on one side. The wireless router is literally on the opposite side of the flat in my office and I suspect the balcony won't get WiFi.

What's the best way to spread signal? I contemplated homeplugs, but the ones I've seen at my parents for their fibre create two separate WiFi hotspots which I don't like.

Ideally, I want only one network extended across the flat
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Ubiquiti UniFi. Chuck a couple of access points in - same SSID across them all.
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Unless you live in a concrete building, you should be okay.

And I swear you used to live in the UK.
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Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

Ubiquiti UniFi. Chuck a couple of access points in - same SSID across them all.

Cheers, will have a look
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Originally Posted by gonX View Post

Unless you live in a concrete building, you should be okay.

And I swear you used to live in the UK.

Building is concrete with steel wall frames. Some internal walls are drywall, others solid.

And yes... But then I got relocated by work
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Any sort of access point should work really, although you'd get the best roaming performance on a controller-based setup. You could simply assign the same SSID and security settings on another wifi channel to avoid any interference where the signals overlap. Your clients should be able to migrate between the two without needing any additional intervention.

Just avoid those wireless repeaters since they impact your existing traffic so much.
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Any sort of access point should work really, although you'd get the best roaming performance on a controller-based setup. You could simply assign the same SSID and security settings on another wifi channel to avoid any interference where the signals overlap. Your clients should be able to migrate between the two without needing any additional intervention.

Just avoid those wireless repeaters since they impact your existing traffic so much.

+1 on this one. It could be combined with the HomePlug if you don't like installing new cables.
It doesn't have to be a WiFi Homeplug if you're worried about customization (e.g. SSID, channel, passphrase), just get an Ethernet based one and hook up a nice AP

I'd wait and see how things really are before splurging on gear. You might end up being fine smile.gif
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