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# 139344 5-Feb-2014 16:34
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Hello,

I currently reside in a bed and breakfast which gives guests access to 500MB of wifi (secured with a WEP password) and we currently have a Thomson TG585 v8 wifi router (through Telecom)  to accommodate 5 separate bedrooms.

This router is located in the bed and breakfast, but in the owners quarters behind the property, the wifi signal is not strong, and in the guest house out the back, the wifi signal does not even appear in networks detected.

I do not want to move the router, and i need to know whether to purchase an extender or what should be recommended.... the other devices in the house include 2 desktops, then at least 5 wireless devices in the rooms. In the owners quarters, there are 5 devices that access the wifi and an Apple TV.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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  # 980911 5-Feb-2014 18:31
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Use a pair of ethernet over powerline adaptors with a secondary router at the other end of the house, or read through my guide to extending your wifi network (see my signature below) for all the different options and the various pro's and con's of an extender vs other options.




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  # 982245 8-Feb-2014 12:52
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First, change the wifi security to WAP because WEP is pretty bad.

Second, run a Cat5e LAN cable to somewhere that will cover the guest house and put an access point there. It should be setup with DHCP turned off or relayed from the Thompson, and the cable must be plugged into a "LAN" port (if there are more than one to choose from), which prevents double-NAT issues that happen with 2 routers connected in series.




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  # 982254 8-Feb-2014 13:17
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webwat: First, change the wifi security to WAP because WEP is pretty bad.

Second, run a Cat5e LAN cable to somewhere that will cover the guest house and put an access point there. It should be setup with DHCP turned off or relayed from the Thompson, and the cable must be plugged into a "LAN" port (if there are more than one to choose from), which prevents double-NAT issues that happen with 2 routers connected in series.


This. Or use the powerline devices that Ray mentioned. And WPA (not WAP) security, preferably WPA2.

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