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How to extend my network where my wifi doesn't reach?

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
August 11, 2012 5:34:10 PM

I have a network of one router which servers both LAN and wifi, my laptop can only use wifi to connect but the range of the router doesn't reach the third floor. I need a way to either extend or create a second hot spot but I'm not sure whether to use a repeater, a hub or a switch? this is my first time dealing with a network, any help would be much appreciated.

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August 11, 2012 10:06:47 PM

While I'm quite sure that Emerald has forgotten more than I've ever known about networking, another possibility is to set up a remote access point connected by either an Ethernet cable or something like a pair of powerline adapters to attach to an AP on the third floor.
August 12, 2012 3:15:36 PM

If you try the Powerline adopter, make sure to use the 500Mb/s once.

depending on the wire length inside the wall the 200Mb/s might only give you 30Mb/s transfer speed.