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From: IotB
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14:53 11/13/2017
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Subject: I'm doubting it will work real well. - [Edit Post]          0   0

If you want to try it though by all means.

What Wifi Router do you currently have now? And what are you trying to do from down stairs? Just web browse? or stream movies off TV's, laptops, phones etc?

You really have 2 options at this point.

You can try a single decent router or mesh router/wifi kit. Or you can try to use the Powerline adapters.

If you are looking for a decent single router, I'd say go to a local store and pick up one of these, so if it doesn't work you can just return it.

ASUS RT-AC68U $140 I put this on the top floor of a 3 story town house and it received signal just fine in the lowest level. So it went through 2 floors and I could stream videos. Now this is my minimum recommendation in terms of purchasing a router to try and work around signal/range issues. If your willing to pay twice that, then I would suggest looking at the Google Wifi.

Google Wifi System $279

The other option is to go with the Ethernet Powerline Adapter kits. Especially if you have another wifi router laying around.

Anything 500mbs or greater should be fine. Something like this...

Zyxel 600 Mbps Mini Powerline AV2 $38

So one where the router is currently located, and connect it to the one of the router's LAN ports. Then plug the other one downstairs and see if you get a connection from the ideal outlet. Some electrical wiring designs in houses will prevent this from working, but I wouldn't expect that.

Now if you have a second wifi router, you could just plug the ethernet cable from the second powerline adapter into the WAN/Internet port of the second router and configure the second router as second network using the same SSID.

The powerline adapters should run you $30-$40 and I think you'd be much happier with that investment than going with this repeater.

Post Edited - 02:54:46 PM 11-13-2017
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