Post by High Priestess on Mar 25, 2017 15:38:48 GMT
In order to get good wifi signal at your house, you might want to consider installing "Access Points" which is what my computer tech guy put in. These work better than range extenders to broadcast the signal throughout the house. They need to be attached by cable so you can only put them where you can run a cable that is plugged into the modem. But they work very well.
I use Apple airports, extreme and express. They are much faster than any other amplifyer or router I ever installed for a client or was forced to buy whilst travelling, can be updated and nowadays managed by iphone, if you allow it. The first one we bought, maybe 2005 or 2006, still works at my mother's place, I update it once a year, wifi is much faster now then when we bought it and nowadays every guest can connect to it by wifi. Back in the day, one or two guests per year neaded an adsl cable for very old laptops. The Extreme is bigger and you can connect external discs to it, to give every computer in the net access to films or data. The Express is small, like a charger, practical to take on trips. The main purpose is to connect a hifi set to it, to play from anwhere, phone including, to a good sound system. It can also pick up wifi and render it by Adsl - for the really old laptops or computers without working wifi card. The newer ones are incredibly fast and create 2 nets, either one for guests, one for host or one fast, one slower (I do that). My brother in law, a technician, achieves as much (but the sound system) via other routers, but it took him years to get it mostly working. I have a hard time not to tell him after every glitch, that it takes me an hour or two to set up such a system, considering the fact, that a lot of climbing and laying cables is involved in my place. (I want the router out of reach of guests).