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With so many people in the house is there any way to extend or increase my broadband reach

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KatyMac Fri 20-Mar-20 21:25:52

It's on the top level with my provider but I'm guessing with everyone work from and being at home Broadband is at it's limits

Can I get a booster to make sure it reaches all part of the house or is there a more techy way to solve this?

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Clymene Fri 20-Mar-20 21:32:12

If it's not to do with bandwidth (amount of traffic) but coverage (area which broadband covers) yes you can get WiFi extenders. I have a couple in my house - they use the house's wiring system to extend the wifi into dead areas.

KatyMac Fri 20-Mar-20 21:35:17

How do I (randomly) pick a good one on Amazon? Is there a brand or a feature I need to look out for?

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KatyMac Fri 20-Mar-20 21:37:59

Sorry I forgot to say thanks - I do think it's range as we have created a studio in the attic for the kids and the router is 2 floors away

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Wingedharpy Fri 20-Mar-20 21:38:44


Disclaimer : I know nothing about technology.

But, I looked into this very thing and bought a TP Link range extender from Amazon.
Plug the master thingy (told you 😊) into a plug and connect wire to existing router.
Plug range extender (s) into plugs in/near rooms where you want the boost.

StoorieHoose Fri 20-Mar-20 21:40:09

Tp link do good power line adapters. Ones with ethernet ports are better but WiFi extenders work just as good

JayAlfredPrufrock Fri 20-Mar-20 21:40:44

Bought an extender and it made no difference. We used to get WiFi coverage I the garden and the detached garage a few years ago. But no longer.

ShadyAcromat Fri 20-Mar-20 21:42:35

TP Deco 5 mesh thing from Amazon. You get 3 extenders and also all the parental controls you could ask for.

We used to have tp link plugs for hardwired connections but the deco is the best invention ever.

KatyMac Fri 20-Mar-20 21:47:00

grinthanks I don't need parental controls as the 'kids' are 22 and moved home because of the crisis (I planned food for Brexit for 2 carnivores and have suddenly had 2 veggies added!!)

TP link & TP Deco to look out for and one with a cable <nods wisely knowing nothing of what she just typed>

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KatyMac Fri 20-Mar-20 21:51:52

Is that this

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KatyMac Fri 20-Mar-20 22:48:40

Sorry bump to make sure I buy the right thing?

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ShadyAcromat Sat 21-Mar-20 13:37:19

That link is just for an extra one, you need]]

KatyMac Sat 21-Mar-20 20:52:35

thanks bizarrely I found an agro gift card from Christmas (we hardly ever shop there) bought exactly what we needed with better explanations and picked it up today - solves the problem!!

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KatyMac Sat 25-Apr-20 20:44:46

We have given up and are buying an ethernet cable!!

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