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I have a few questions for smart people...

Our house is about 2100sq ft and it’s an old old house that was remodeled 2 times with additions etc....  

long story short with probably not enough details...our internet sucks! What can I do? I’m not tech smart at all.   
The main net is in daughters room central location and the little white thing is in laundry room.  
 

Any help would be nice.   

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If your internet doesn’t work well in your house, it’s a problem with your internet provider. These extenders as shown above are WiFi extenders, so I think you’re saying your WiFi doesn’t work well in your house, not your internet. They do make much more expensive WiFi extenders, which it sounds like you may need. Try Crutchfield or Newegg websites maybe?

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44 minutes ago, Flash21 said:

Thanks but that’s not helpful.  Need something better...

You expect people to help with this attitude?  You explicitly said at the beginning you probably didn't provide enough details, yet you want more detail from others.  🤷‍♂️

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We had the same issue in our house.  I tried Ubiquiti APs but they are wired and between the different areas of the house it was not possible to run ethernet cable to get good coverage over the whole house.  After struggling with that for a year or two I switched to Amplifi HD Mesh system.  It has worked well.  There are other brands of mesh systems that are comparable.

https://amplifi.com/amplifi-hd

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Cjmdh Thanks I’ll look into that.  
 

The core of the house is good...the Perimeter sucks. I mean trying to watch falling down last night stoped 12plus times because the little crappy extender.  
 

Just need some guidance. I’m no tech wizard at all.  If I seem short (cocky or attitude) or not enough info...it’s because I need someone to say you need this! 
I have an extender pic above and it’s not working that good. 
 

 

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7 minutes ago, cjmdh said:

We had the same issue in our house.  I tried Ubiquiti APs but they are wired and between the different areas of the house it was not possible to run ethernet cable to get good coverage over the whole house.  After struggling with that for a year or two I switched to Amplifi HD Mesh system.  It has worked well.  There are other brands of mesh systems that are comparable.

https://amplifi.com/amplifi-hd

FYI, Ubiquiti has a wireless bridge mode.  I used that to mount an AP in my garden shed to provide WiFi for my weather station and some smart plugs that control my landscape lighting and pond pump.

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There are two primary options:

1. Use strategically-placed WiFi extenders/repeaters.  Each one of these devices connects to the nearest WiFi signal, then broadcasts its own WiFi signal to the surrounding area.  Walls, metal objects, wiring, and motors (fridge, washer/dryer, microwave, furnace, workshop tools, etc.) can all interfere with the signal, so strategically place them where the number of obstacles between the repeater and the WiFi source is minimized.

2. Run some network cables through the crawlspace or attic to physically connect additional WiFi access points to your Internet router.  This guarantees there will be no interference for the remote access points to connect to the router.  It's more physical work, but by far the best solution.

In either scenario, you will likely need more than a single repeater to provide solid coverage throughout the whole house.

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Here’s a picture of what my internet wiring looks like.  Believe me, super simple.  I can set it up for you exactly the same if you’d like. 
 

great pictures!  Are you a contractor, building specialist, or building photographer?  

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You basically have 2 options...

#1 Mesh network like Netgear Orbi, Google Nest Wifi, Eero, etc. These are different than extenders and your best bet if you aren't going to do option 2.

#2 run a cable to other access points placed in dead spots. Same principal as #1 but more reliable/faster since they're physically connected.

 

I work in the tech industry and was a network engineer in a former life. I run option #2 at my house. 2 ceiling mounted access points, one on each level running to a network rack in the garage that power and connect them. 

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26 minutes ago, Saltfishlover said:

Don't extenders cut the signal strength in half though?

No.  The extender receives the wireless signal, then it broadcasts its own signal.  So for example, if the Internet router is broadcasting a signal that extends about 50 feet, and you place the extender about 25 feet away, it will broadcast its own signal another 50 feet, so that extends about 75 feet from the source.  If you place another extender 25 feet from the first extender, that pushes the signal out to about 100 feet from the Internet router.  And so on...

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