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WiFi Extender / repeater

41 10 April 16, 2019 at 11:04 AM
Hi:

I have WiFi through Verizon, however, it is not reaching constantly to the basement of the house. What do I need to add to extend it to the basement? Verizon Model is FIOS G1100

Alternatively, in addition to the router supplied by Verizon, I also have an Asus Wireless N Router (Model:RT-N13U). Can I use this? And if so, how?

I am a noob as far as tech is concerned - so a detailed help and suggestion would be very welcome.

Thanks in advance,

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If you are willing to spend a few hundred, mesh routers are the answer.

It will be useful to know more details like how many floors in your house and square footage.
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Are the sill plates easily accessible from the basement, or is the basement completely finished? Dropping a Cat-6 cable down the wall into the basement and placing a second Wireless Access Point would be the most reliable solution.
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Are the sill plates easily accessible from the basement, or is the basement completely finished? Dropping a Cat-6 cable down the wall into the basement and placing a second Wireless Access Point would be the most reliable solution.
If you were using cell phones wouldn't they need to be on the same router all the time or you would drop calls---
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If you were using cell phones wouldn't they need to be on the same router all the time or you would drop calls---
No, because they use VOIP for calls, and regardless of which Wireless Access Point you're connected to, the gateway IP address (where to get out of the LAN and onto the internet) will still be the same value, the IP address of your main router.
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Use power line adapter

You can use your spare router as acsees point
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I agree powerline will probably be the simplest and best way, most repeaters cut your speed since they have to send and receive. The better ones will use a 5Ghz channel to send the data back to avoid the speed loss, BUT 5GHz does not go thru walls well and the whole reason to have a repeater is distance.

powerline will use your home wiring so no speed loss. IF you can find 2 outlets on the same breaker you will probably have even better results.
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Powerline adapters are notoriously hit or miss in that they are susceptible to line noise and the quality of the wiring. Sometimes they work well, other times they are just too unreliable. They also tend to not get much better than 100 mbps as often their ports are not gigabit.

A moca\coax adapter that utilizes the coax lines is a better solution in most cases if the coax lines exist already. You can attach gigabit ethernet switches to them as well and they will often get up to 200 mpbs.

That said, the best solution is running an ethernet wire. Nothing beats a gigabit wired connection and running a wire from the router to the basement is going to yield the best results imo. An electrician will charge around $100 to $125 a run (which can consists of multiple wires). It is usually far more cost effective to just pay that and have a pro do it then to deal with buying powerline or moca adapters. The only issue obviously would be if the run is difficult (through multiple floors\through fire stops, etc).
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Another vote for powerline. It is absolutely the easiest. It may not be gigabit, but it sounds like it would be perfect for your application.

Plus, if you order it and it doesn't work (it will), you can always return it for a refund and try something else.
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