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I'm in the market for a good WIFI router/switch/repeater. Looking for something with at least 5 1Gig ports and the ability to repeat/extend the signal to another Access Point which is up stairs so i don't need to run wired Ethernet to the other side of the house.

Looking online, This Western Digital N900 looks nice however it doesn't appear to have the repeater functionality.

Anyone buy anything recently which is working out well? Or got a tip on something out there?


asked Jun 03 '13 at 13:42

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edited Jun 03 '13 at 13:44

Can we get an update on this for 2014? Anyone has any dithers since the new AC standard?

(Jan 19 '14 at 13:25) jshepp jshepp's gravatar image

This might not be what you had in mind but since no other answers thought I would post anyway. I have this Devolo dLAN powerline Wireless extender. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Devolo-dLAN-500-Wireless-Starter/dp/B00A67I5EK/ref=pd_cp_computers_3

It works with any router by having the the transmitter plug connected to an Ethernet port on your router. This sends the signal over the powerline to the receiver plug which goes wherever you need it.

The signal is far more stable and faster than any repeater I have ever used. I guess this is becasue it doesnt have to rely on a diminishing signal as repeaters do.

The instructions are detailed, its easy to set up and the receiver plug also gives you 3 LAN ports.

This is a page from the manual showing a typical setup but you can also get additional revceivers if you ever require them.

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answered Jun 12 '13 at 08:26

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Simon H

Quite interesting!

(Jun 21 '13 at 19:15) jshepp jshepp's gravatar image

OK -- I've been around Tech for a long long time and this slipped past me....

I was eyeing the various Link Extenders but I really like the idea of the powerline adapters. Not sure I can get that unit in the US but looks like several other options are available. Here's a netgear options for example: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ILFFS6

Thnx for the Tip @Simon.

(Jun 26 '13 at 00:45) Steve Steve's gravatar image
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