So I am really not sure what the name of this device is as I have been trying to find out for some time now, basically in my home I have terrible connect in my room to my router and would like to get a wifi repeater similar to the kind we use at work or whole different brand, either way what I do need is a repeater that 1) extends the wifi signal (usually takes internet in through an ethernet cable) and 2) allows me to plug a second ethernet cable in to use as the cable for my desktop. My desktop has no wifi card but my phone and laptops would need the wifi. Is there a device that will extend my signal but also allow me to still run a cable to my computer. I am thinkg of something as that works the following way. Router -> Repeater -> computer otherwise the only other option I could think of would be getting a cheap 4 port gig switch and running my single cable into that and then 1 into my desktop and 1 into the repater and having 2 extra ports. Ideas? I could use the ports for my laptop but then my phone and tablet suffer. In short, I need a repeater but also need a way of running a ethernet cable to my desktop. I'd perfer to use 1 wire instead of doing 1 to the repeater and 1 to the computer seperately (ran side by side) I just want 1 wire into the repeater and then 1 wire out of the repeater carrying internet that goes into my desktop (I know that is 2 but I don't know how to phrase it, I don't want two 100 foot wires side by side when I could do 1 long one and then a 10-25 foot wire or so instead of 2 super long wires. I am so sorry that I probably make little sense but I am hoping you can get enough information to help me out.
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I got a wifi repeater a long time ago. Worked pretty good. Don't use it any more. What we do now is to have two access points and one router. The router has one access point, and the other which also acts as a switch for direct connections, is connected …
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That may work, but I'd still go with the multiple WAP approach, one WAP for each major area of the house/apt. You are correct in that concrete walls with a lot of rebar are bad for WiFi signals, and a high power range extender may not get you the results …
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