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Old 09-08-2018, 17:48   #1
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Wi-Fi extender recommendations

Any one got any recommendations for wi-fi extenders ?

Or are they all pretty much the same?
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Old 10-08-2018, 14:36   #2
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Any one got any recommendations for wi-fi extenders ?

Or are they all pretty much the same?
I've had a Netgear EX6100-100UKS for a little over 3 years, and with an occasional power cycle it has been fine.

It doesn't get a massive amount of use (just web browsing, email etc, so no prolonged video streaming for example), but I'd happily buy it/current equivalent again if I was in the market.
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Old 10-08-2018, 18:27   #3
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I've been using a Netgear EX7000-100UKS for just under 2 years, it's constantly streaming 20Mbit/s (a little less at night) from my garage CCTV cameras. The only time it's stumbled is when the temp dropped to -10 or so, but a reboot fixed it fine.

It's connected to a Netgear R7000-100UKS in the house running dd-wrt.

R7000 - NETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk Dual-Band AC1900 (1.9 Gbps) Smart Wi-Fi Router - Circle Parental Controls and Alexa enabled

EX7000 -
NETGEAR Nighthawk 11AC 1900 Mbps Dual Band 2.4 and 5 GHz 1900 Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender with 5 Gigabit Ports and 3 External Antennas (Wi-Fi Booster) (EX7000-100UKS)

Was using some Belkin extender but it couldn't handle the throughput.
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After a roundup of mesh network kit in PC Pro, I ditched my extender and bought a BT WholeHome mesh kit, and it’s absolutely fantastic. Rock solid signal all over my house and garden, with no need to reconnect to a different ssid, as per my extender. Just a strong signal wherever I am. Probably the best IT purchase I have made in a long time..
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Thanks for the suggestions folks - though a bit out of our price range.

Went for this tp-link one in the end as I remembered that we also needed an extender that worked with a powerline network rather than just a repeater of an already low wifi signal.
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