Home Networking Help
Just moved into a new house that is quite old and thus my current network equipment isn’t really cutting it. I had a few questions:
1. It seems as though all I can find about WiFi boosters/range extenders/etc. are that they just aren’t worth it. I definitely get that WiFi problems and slow speeds aren’t always the same thing. However, my signal just doesn’t carry to the far corners of the house. I am already planning on running an Ethernet cable through the crawl space to install a port in the office for a direct wired connection, but my family still needs better WiFi coverage for our devices that can’t support a wired connection or that we don’t care enough for it to be worth it to be plugged in (phones, iPads, wife’s computer, etc.). I’d also rather avoid just getting two routers because having two networks in my not giant house just seems silly and annoying for the transition zones. Is this scenario worth going for the booster/extender? Any suggestions? Definitely the cheaper the better as long as quality is maintained, but less than $100 total would be ideal.
2. As I’ve been examining my current networking equipment, I’ve seen a lot of praise for mu-mimo. Im sure it’s not new and I’ve just been totally oblivious, but is this something I should look into for my next upgrade? I honestly can’t say I’ve had a problem using multiple devices at once with any router I’ve had, so I was a bit confused as to the push for advertising it as a feature.
3. I stopped by Best Buy the other day and was staring at some modems when a sales guy came up to me and started telling me I should be going for a 32x8 modem. To make an already overlong post shorter: Worth it to prevent throttling or just a sales pitch?
Thanks in advance!
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