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Edimax EW-7288APC 11AC AC450 Range Extender/Add-On Station (For 5GHz Band) for $9.99 AR, TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750 Wireless PCI-E Adapter for $49.99 AC & More @ Newegg.com

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Last Edited by jersharocks September 26, 2016 at 07:58 AM
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I'm getting 404 for a bunch of these links
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I got the range extender last time it was on sale, and I've had nothing but trouble with it. can't really even get it to work. It's sitting in its box in my closet. :/
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I'm getting 404 for a bunch of these links
Are you using the mobile app? It's been happening to me for a while. Try searching for the product name
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Can you use the range extender with an airport extreme?

answer is supposedly yes. gonna try it
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Last edited by shouthouse September 23, 2016 at 10:40 PM.
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I got the range extender last time it was on sale, and I've had nothing but trouble with it. can't really even get it to work. It's sitting in its box in my closet. :/
In addition to your troubles, it is worth noting that this only has a 100Mb uplink port so one will never achieve 450Mb.
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Can you use the range extender with an airport extreme?

answer is supposedly yes. gonna try it
Get an apple airport express or extreme off eBay. Works better together.
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I like the concept of a range extender but I am not sure how they really work. Don't they get their own SSID and I would need to setup my wifi devices to connect to both my current SSID and the new one for the extender? If that's the case then I might just be better off setting up one of my extra routers in the dead zone. I just didn't want to have to tell my devices to drop the weak signal SSID and connect to the stronger signal SSID.

If I'm wrong then I'll pick up the E1 and give it a shot.
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The Edimax I got from last time drops signal and reconnects when it feels like it... but it does reconnect within 10 seconds flat. I use it for Netflix on my HDTV and the video stream doesn't degrade and I don't get any errors on the TV itself. For gaming these drops would be a dealbreaker. The extender range is ok but connected devices have a slight lag when clicking web links. Mediocre deal on the Edimax.
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I like the concept of a range extender but I am not sure how they really work. Don't they get their own SSID and I would need to setup my wifi devices to connect to both my current SSID and the new one for the extender? If that's the case then I might just be better off setting up one of my extra routers in the dead zone. I just didn't want to have to tell my devices to drop the weak signal SSID and connect to the stronger signal SSID.

If I'm wrong then I'll pick up the E1 and give it a shot.
No, range extenders use your original SSID and password. They operate on the same .11 channel and just "repeat" the signal from the source router. You lose half the total bandwidth but get better range. I used a d-link in the basement we lived in and had no issues.
The key is to place the repeater in an area that you get "decent" signal in as it has to receive the signal from the source router, and the lower the signal the lower the bandwidth you will have and most likely encounter the issues by the comment below yours.
e.g.: If 1ft from src router == 100% signal strength and 50ft == 10% signal strength, don't put the repeater out at 50ft and hope it repeats it full strength to you nearby. Put it 25-30ft in the middle between the src router and you at 50ft so you will have 50% signal but much higher bandwidth and limit your connectivity drops.

Edit2: If you have a spare router then look up DD-WRT and see if it's compatible with your router. You can save the money on a separate repeater and turn your router into a repeater bridge. I have a $20 Cisco e1000 for this purpose.
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Last edited by sylentz September 26, 2016 at 06:56 AM.
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