Hi - I live in a large house with thick stone walls, which I share with two other people. One of my housemates has broadband and has put in a router (attached to his computer by a cable) to provide wi fi for the house. However the signal is only strong enough in the immediate vicinity of his room. Can I get another router (cable free) that works by remote control with the original one and put it elsewhere in the house to extend signal strength? If so, which one? Or do I need to just get a completely new router (cable free) to put centrally in the house? And if so, which one?!! Many thanks in anticipation.
Thanks very much. The antennae looks good (not sure if our existing one is detachable, need to check) - thanks ambra. Re the plugs Gandalf - had a look - it says you need two. Apologies for being so ignorant, but could you give me an idea of how this works? Do I plug one into the existing router and one elsewhere or something? Presume it just 'spreads' the signal. Thanks in anticipation.
Actually, just read the article which tells you how it works. Not sure this would do it as I need it for my Blackberry! Not a computer, so can't plug it into the second plug. Just need stronger wi fi signal. Or have I got this wrong about it needing connecting to second plug?
The Homeplug option is for wired connections and you need 2 of them at least. You could buy a wireless access point/router and connect it via cable to the Homeplug and put it where you want it, but adding it all together, its expensive. One thing about Homeplugs - they dont always work depending on the wiring of the house.
Thanks I think you are right. Looked at - signal booster (but reckon it might not boost enough) and various range extenders, but as you say, reckon I won't know till I try it, as an article I read said anything with M or MIMO might not talk to your computer without the right software. Was looking at the Netgear Rangemax - anyone know if Netgear are flexible about returns if it doesn't work on your system?