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WIFI Extender

Discussion in 'Computers, Home Theater & Technology' started by buckeyebri, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    I was looking to get a WIFI Extender for my house to increase coverage in certain areas. I have a NETGEAR WIFI connected to my cable modem. I purchased a NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S Tri-Band Mesh Extender. Problem is that I can’t keep it connected to the base and have to constantly reset it. I went back and read a lot of the reviews on Amazon and this seems to be a common problem with the product. I am in the process of sending it back.

    Now that I’m back to square 1 I have to figure out what to purchase in place of it. I’m looking at an EERO as a possibility. A co worker suggested the Google Nest.

    Anyone have any thoughts/suggestions?
  2. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Just can speak from experience with eero, very happy with it. Felt hopeless getting signal to one part of my house, but eero fixed that.
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  3. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Depending on what you want to do, this will likely flex enough for you. I have two outdoor extenders, and three inside. Seamless 100% signal across the entire property. Sitting on a lot that is roughly 100 x 350 ft.

    It’s not expensive and it’s pretty simple to set up and manage. I know that it’s used in a lot of hotel / resort properties and has remote management capabilities... which I used to set up, but it’s pretty much set it and forget it.

    Here’s a shot of the access point interface.

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  4. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Edit: Looks like openmesh has been acquired by some other company. There seems to be a lot of openmesh hardware on eBay, but I don’t know if the lifetime free web management solution can be attached to these. Only mention because, if it can, the hardware deals on eBay are pretty good. If you can get grandfathered hardware and still use the CloudTrax account, you’d be rock’n.
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