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[OM] Advice sought--how's and why's of WiFi extenders

Subject: [OM] Advice sought--how's and why's of WiFi extenders
From: Mike Gordon via olympus <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2019 21:58:24 +0000 (UTC)
Cc: usher99@xxxxxxx
Wifi signal in far end of upstairs bedroom falls  off to about 8MBS on my 
speedtest.  I got it up to this by moving the modem/router a tad and re-aiming 
the antennae.  (My Vera controller seemed to make it worse/nonexistent when I 
set it up--this is reported)  The wifi is at full bandwidth at an outlet in the 
upstairs hallway about midway to the router. (The perfect spot!)


I was thinking of adding one of these doohickeys but  this requires one to sign 
into a different network as does not support mesh. Might be OK as long as don't 
have to choose it by default each time.  

https://tinyurl.com/yy74gw27

A fancier mesh extender might be more elegant but worry about  unforeseen 
interference with devices I already have hooked up or other unknown unknowns as 
have no experience with this.   
Perhaps something like this:

https://tinyurl.com/yyownjyy

One reviewer of the TP-link N300 bought that as he did not like the non mesh 
system.  Most seem to like the TP-link OK.  Appreciate any input.  

Network newb, Mike
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