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Topic # 220157 28-Jul-2017 11:40
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I want to improve wi-fi coverage in a single room that has a LAN connection. I am looking for a cheap and nasty wi-fi solution, nothing fancy or complicated, just something I can plug into the LAN that will radiate two or three meters.

 

 





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  Reply # 1832782 28-Jul-2017 11:48
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I got a $38 TP Link wireless range extender AP. Works a treat.
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETTPL2841/TP-Link-TL-WR841N-300Mbps-Wireless-N-Router-2T2R-4

 

 

 

Thats the revised model and its $40 :)


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  Reply # 1832784 28-Jul-2017 11:54
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https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETTPL0850/TP-Link-TL-WA850RE-N300-Wireless-Range-Extender-wi

 

 

 

That looks pretty cool man, Go get a 10CM patch cable :)

 


 

Edit: I think that RJ45 port is for using it as a wireless adapter. How silly. It would be a great product if it was able to use it for WAN. 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1832787 28-Jul-2017 12:00
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  Reply # 1832795 28-Jul-2017 12:13
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I suggest you buy a travel router.  These can be set to work in router or AP mode - so you'd have it in AP mode when at home, and if/when you go travelling, take it with you to use in router mode in hotels etc.  They're quite cheap and although WiFi performance is not "whole of house", that not what you require anyway

 

Example here: https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/tp-link-tl-mr3020-portable-3g4g-wireless-n-router/21011575?gclid=Cj0KCQjwnubLBRC_ARIsAASsNNktLqyUzWMGW5vv81rKvb7nUknugFSGJKbYxhX8zqR2S7Up5IfnDl0aAmUcEALw_wcB

 

 




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  Reply # 1832819 28-Jul-2017 12:25
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shk292:

 

I suggest you buy a travel router.  These can be set to work in router or AP mode - so you'd have it in AP mode when at home, and if/when you go travelling, take it with you to use in router mode in hotels etc.  They're quite cheap and although WiFi performance is not "whole of house", that not what you require anyway

 

Example here: https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/tp-link-tl-mr3020-portable-3g4g-wireless-n-router/21011575?gclid=Cj0KCQjwnubLBRC_ARIsAASsNNktLqyUzWMGW5vv81rKvb7nUknugFSGJKbYxhX8zqR2S7Up5IfnDl0aAmUcEALw_wcB

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the tip. I will look into it.

 

 





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  Reply # 1832848 28-Jul-2017 12:56
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shk292:

 

I suggest you buy a travel router.  These can be set to work in router or AP mode - so you'd have it in AP mode when at home, and if/when you go travelling, take it with you to use in router mode in hotels etc.  They're quite cheap and although WiFi performance is not "whole of house", that not what you require anyway

 

Example here: https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/tp-link-tl-mr3020-portable-3g4g-wireless-n-router/21011575?gclid=Cj0KCQjwnubLBRC_ARIsAASsNNktLqyUzWMGW5vv81rKvb7nUknugFSGJKbYxhX8zqR2S7Up5IfnDl0aAmUcEALw_wcB

 

 

 

 

Will a unit like this be able to log in to a wifi network that requires manual log-in and then allow other devices to share that connection, be it by wifi or cat5? - ie InspireNet or something along those lines? 

 

 

 

Sorry for the hijack :)


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  Reply # 1832907 28-Jul-2017 14:22
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Ge0rge:

 

Will a unit like this be able to log in to a wifi network that requires manual log-in and then allow other devices to share that connection, be it by wifi or cat5? - ie InspireNet or something along those lines? 

 

 

 

Sorry for the hijack :)

 

 

Yes, that is one of their benefits.  Eg in a hotel, you connect this device to the hotel WiFi, log in via the portal using any device connected to the travel router - and then the internet WiFi connection is available to any device connected to the travel router.  Benefits of this include:

 

- no isolation between your clients - so you can use Chromecast 
- no limit to number of devices - some hotels etc allow only one device per room, which is all they see when you use a travel router
- no need to change WiFi password or network details on all devices


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  Reply # 1832916 28-Jul-2017 14:36
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Excellent, thanks very much - That's exactly what I'm after.


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  Reply # 1832917 28-Jul-2017 14:38
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I've got an as new xclaim xa-1 wap that I bought on impulse when it was on sale at PBtech ($38 if I remember correctly. Certainly less than $40). I think I set it up to check that it worked then it went back in its box. Yours for a donation to a good cause (It's women's refuge annual appeal today, but other equally worthy causes are fine by me).



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  Reply # 1832955 28-Jul-2017 15:40
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  Reply # 1832976 28-Jul-2017 16:24
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My need has been met. Thanks everybody.

 

 





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