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# 217820 13-Jul-2017 15:01
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Hi there


I am approaching finishing a basement development under my house, currently the wifi is very weak. What I have allowed for is an ethernet port from a cable that is connected to the exising modem router along with a wifi range extender in the hallway.


However I was thinking maybe a better option would be to have a second modem/router plugged into this ethernet port and use it as a repeater.


Would this work? And are there any recommendations for a good modem/router?



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  # 1821943 13-Jul-2017 15:03
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You want an accesspoint, not a repeater.


Plenty of extenders have that as an operating mode but not all of them so double check before you buy one.


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  # 1821959 13-Jul-2017 15:18
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Have a look at the Ubiquiti UniFi range of products ( specifically the UniFi AC-LR. I wouldn't waste money on a consumer device if WiFi is what you care about. The other option is the Ubiquiti AmpliFi which is rated quite highly.


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  # 1821963 13-Jul-2017 15:23
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Definately a decent AP would be the go.




If your wanting to do this on the cheap, a modem with all routing functionality turned off (turned into a dumb AP) would be effective for what you need.

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  # 1821974 13-Jul-2017 15:29
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However I was thinking maybe a better option would be to have a second modem/router plugged into this ethernet port and use it as a repeater.Thanks



Yes, you are on the right track. Wired 2nd access point etc will outperform any wireless repeater system.

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