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So I am renting a house with some other people at the moment and the house is about 4,000 sq ft upstairs as long as downstairs. I currently have the modem/router in my room and use a wired connection for my pc, but the guys on the other end of the house are just using wifi and get pretty much as low of a connection as possible that sometimes just goes out. I want them to be able to have a good wifi connection without having to move my modem setup in my room so i was thinking wifi extender might do the trick? or is the house to big for that, there is a lot of walls and i understand that the signal gets weaker. I am trying to not spend over $100 to fix the issue so what ever you guys can recommend would really b appreciated.

currently
2.4ghz b/n/g
5ghz n/ac

this is what was listed in router wifi settings let me know if you need more info thank you!
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Considered power line kits? It'll let them get a wired connection if they need wifi tell em connect to the ac band name it something with ac in spid so they can find it. If they can't they need newer gear to take advantage of the ac band.
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Considered power line kits? It'll let them get a wired connection if they need wifi tell em connect to the ac band name it something with ac in spid so they can find it. If they can't they need newer gear to take advantage of the ac band.

I heard power line has to be on the same outlet breaker or it will not work. Not sure if this is true though so let me know if maybe messed up electrical wiring could make this an issue cause we have a lot of random switches that control rooms an stuff its kinda funky.
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I found 3 products that seem like that might do the job

1. So far my favorite because of the price.
http://www.frys.com/product/7998260?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

2. So far my least favorite because of the price. (lol)
http://www.frys.com/product/8688500?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

3. pretty sure its kind of the same thing as the first link but netgear brand maybe? im not sure
http://www.frys.com/product/8716701?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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