Using multiple repeaters to expand wifi signal?

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Anyone good at setting up networks? I ve been trying to come up with a way to expand the wifi signal so that we get a better connection in our apartment, but haven t come up with a good solution as of yet. Basically, the router/modem combo is on the far side of my mom s house and we have a repeater in the laundry

Anyone good at setting up networks? I ve been trying to come up with a way to expand the wifi signal so that we get a better connection in our apartment, but haven t come up with a good solution as of yet. Basically, the router/modem combo is on the far side of my mom s house and we have a repeater in the laundry room, which is the room closest to our apartment. I have another router that I would like to use in the apartment itself, but we have no way to hardwire it to the router/modem combo, so I m trying to figure out if I can wirelessly connect it to the repeater? If so, how would I go about doing so most effectively?

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NightshadeXx:
No you can not. For best results the router should be placed in the centre of the building. And placing a repeater in a room near your own is a waste of time. It will get little better signal than your own room. You need to use one or more wireless range extenders. They only work correctly if you place them within EASY range of the router and the furthest place you want to reach and about half way between them. If that is not strong enough you need a second one and place them one third the way between, with the second one connecting to the first. And you need to experiment with the locations. The router should be as high as possible and clear of all obstructions. So should each repeater. But a very small move ( a few centimetres or inches ) can make a BIG difference to signal strength.
Richard:
WiFi repeaters often are not as good as people expect. They tend to reduce the WiFi speed by around half. Add further repeaters and the connection can become very flaky.

If you have power outlets on the same electricity meter by the router and where you are, then Powerline network adapters are probably the best way to solve your problem. If there are two PL networks that are on two different meters, then you can chain the two networks with Ethernet linking the two adapters (one from each PL network).

One example of Powerline adapters is:

http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/c…

Other adapters offer multiple Ethernet ports and/or WiFi.

I hope this helps.

Tracy L:
If you are some distance away your best bet would be to use a directional AP/Bridge which will pickup a good signal from some distance. There are several to choose from like Ubiuqiti or EnGenius or many others. A UBNT NANO or Loco would probably cover a good area if you are within 500 feet of the router and have no shielded walls etc. https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/nanostationm…
Mamianka:
I got a Netgear range extender that picks up my signal wirelessly, and then I CABLE that to a flat screen and stereo at the other end of the house. I could also have set it to wirelessly grab the router signal, and then be a wireless range extender at the terminus, rather than cabling to a computer dedicated to that TV. For about $30, you might want to give something like that a try.
Adrian:
Every repeater "hop" cuts the bandwidth down by about 1/2. Doing two hops, it will be 1/4 the speed, plus you will be adding more interference in the wifi bands (unless using mixed 2.4 and 5Ghz repeaters – not likely).
Basically, not worth it…
Aerialnine:
You post….. we have a repeater in the laundry room, which is the room closest to our apartment…..are you saying you have a device outside of where you live???……are you saying you do not have an internet connection in the apartment where you live??…….
Who's internet are we " leeching " off of ??……
Poole:
what you're looking for is "bridge mode" — some routers have it, others do not
Steven:
what you're looking for is "bridge mode" — some routers have it, others do not
Spock (rhp):
what you're looking for is "bridge mode" — some routers have it, others do not

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