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Promoted 06-27-2016 by johnny_miller at 04:29 PM View Original Post
Newegg has EDIMAX Mini Wireless N300 Wi-Fi Extender/Access Point/Bridge (EW-7438RPn) $21.99 - $7 w/ promo code AFEMEKGT42 - $5 Rebate = $9.99. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

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Rebate is valid through 6/30/16 and limited to 2 per household. Refer to the forum thread for additional deal ideas. -johnny_miller

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Edited June 27, 2016 at 04:09 PM by johnny_miller
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.

Wireless Access Points/Range Extenders:Wireless PCI-E Adapters:Wireless Routers:
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If I have my internet gateway downstairs and the wifi from it isn't very good upstairs, but I have a cat 5 cable going from downstairs to upstairs, which of these products would help me most?
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If I have my internet gateway downstairs and the wifi from it isn't very good upstairs, but I have a cat 5 cable going from downstairs to upstairs, which of these products would help me most?
The routers are full fledged networking product that connects directly to your broadband internet. Although some routers can also be used to extend wireless range as range extender, that's really not it's best use.

The Edimax range extender has only a 10/100 mbps Ethernet port which limits its connected wireless client to 100 mbps to the internet if connected through the port. If connected via wireless with good signal, it may solve your problem.

I have a similar set up. My upstairs room at the far end does not receive good wireless signal. I bought Edimax EW-7438RPn Air N300 [newegg.com] a while ago. Placed on the opposite wall of my router upstairs receiving good signal from router and it solved my problem. Not only do I get better signal but also faster internet.
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If I have my internet gateway downstairs and the wifi from it isn't very good upstairs, but I have a cat 5 cable going from downstairs to upstairs, which of these products would help me most?
If you have a lot of devices that support Wireless AC, like newer iPhone, iPads or newer androids, newer chromecast etc, get the TP-LINK AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender.

If you have a little bit older generations products or just want to try out how range extenders work, buy EDIMAX EW-7438RPn.

In fact from what I read, you configure use most routers to work as range extenders, just by changing the setting inside the router.
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The routers are full fledged networking product that connects directly to your broadband internet. Although some routers can also be used to extend wireless range as range extender, that's really not it's best use.

The Edimax range extender has only a 10/100 mbps Ethernet port which limits its connected wireless client to 100 mbps to the internet if connected through the port. If connected via wireless with good signal, it may solve your problem.

I have a similar set up. My upstairs room at the far end does not receive good wireless signal. I bought Edimax EW-7438RPn Air N300 [newegg.com] a while ago. Placed on the opposite wall of my router upstairs receiving good signal from router and it solved my problem. Not only do I get better signal but also faster internet.

So I need a range extender, and not a router. Thanks
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So I need a range extender, and not a router. Thanks
If you already have a cable running from downstairs to upstairs, I'd suggest an Access Point, not a 'range extender'. (Although, many range extenders have a setting to operate as access points and vice-versa)

Range Extenders (usually) work by connecting to your existing wireless network and re-transmtting it. Your results will heavily depend on placing the range extender in a good place, as well as the number of devices connected.

By contrast, an access point connects with an ethernet cable to an existing router, and behaves like another set of antennas for your existing router. Since you already have the cable run, I'd go this route. You'll get better performance.
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C9 for $9.99? In for 10!
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If you have a lot of devices that support Wireless AC, like newer iPhone, iPads or newer androids, newer chromecast etc, get the TP-LINK AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender.

If you have a little bit older generations products or just want to try out how range extenders work, buy EDIMAX EW-7438RPn.

In fact from what I read, you configure use most routers to work as range extenders, just by changing the setting inside the router.
That's true if you have lots of NEWer devices supporting AC band.

To use a router as access point, the router needs to have such feature. Some are simplified and don't support such function.

A stand alone access point is quite expensive comparing to other solutions. To use a router as an access point, the user would need to understand it and configure it properly.

A range extender, on the other hand, is a specialized networking equipment supports one function. In this case, it's also fairly cheap comparing to other promotion.
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C9 for $9.99? In for 10!
You are on a Mobile Device. The price shown at the end is for one item, the Edimax EW-7438RPn.... not the Archer C9. The actual title has the correct price.
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You are on a Mobile Device. The price shown at the end is for one item, the Edimax EW-7438RPn.... not the Archer C9. The actual title has the correct price.
Yup. I checked desktop version and it shows correct amount.
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If you already have a cable running from downstairs to upstairs, I'd suggest an Access Point, not a 'range extender'. (Although, many range extenders have a setting to operate as access points and vice-versa)

Range Extenders (usually) work by connecting to your existing wireless network and re-transmtting it. Your results will heavily depend on placing the range extender in a good place, as well as the number of devices connected.

By contrast, an access point connects with an ethernet cable to an existing router, and behaves like another set of antennas for your existing router. Since you already have the cable run, I'd go this route. You'll get better performance.
I suppose the deal posted above wouldn't work that well for me because the cable I have going between floors is currently plugged into another device. The item on sale doesn't seem to have sockets for networking cables (except the one connecting it to the router).

If I were to get an access point, I would prefer to plug the current device directly into the access point and use the "boosted wireless" signal for the other computers up there.
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I gotta admit I don't understand why people by these range extender if they have cable running through the house. Get yourself a nice router configure it as an access point and you are good to go. That way you'll at least have a back up router if needed.
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I need a bit of advice here. I will be setting up completely new connection (new setup) for Internet. Presently I do not have any connection (nor any modem, router) and I will taking services of Comcast for their blast (75mbps) or may be higher.
Can anyone suggest me what should I go for:
1) As single unit which includes Modem and router. If so which models are best
2) Separate Modem and router. In that which Modem and which router. Please suggest
Budget : modem + router upto $80 bucks
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I need a bit of advice here. I will be setting up completely new connection (new setup) for Internet. Presently I do not have any connection (nor any modem, router) and I will taking services of Comcast for their blast (75mbps) or may be higher.
Can anyone suggest me what should I go for:
1) As single unit which includes Modem and router. If so which models are best
2) Separate Modem and router. In that which Modem and which router. Please suggest
Budget : modem + router upto $80 bucks
I have Charter. It's similar to Comcast. Both are cable providers.

Charter provides modem for free. They used to charge a monthly fee. People find it expansive paying monthly modem rental after a while. Very often you can find a cable modem deal here.

Some providers give you a modem + WiFi router combo. It's usually more costly renting a combo from cable provider.

Some people prefer a combo - less to deal with. Others prefer them separate - modem connect to the internet; WiFi router connect to your devices. If one breaks down, only one piece equipment to replace. Seldom do they broke at the same time.

DOCSIS 3.0 modem, sometimes can be have for less than $50 if you wait a bit. You have to make sure the modem you purchase is compatible with your cable provider - Comcast.

Router price range quite a bit - from $10 for the 11n to $200+ for 11ac. It depends on what you want to do with it (browse, movie streaming, etc), how many devices you have, the coverage and if WiFi signal are very crowd where you live. Apartments are more crowded than a subdivision, apparently.

That being said, a $80 combo is not unreachable goal. Just need to be patient to wait for the deal to come. You have to decide first which modem and which router you want and set a deal alert for it.
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