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are wifi extenders worth getting?

eericc
  • 20 months ago

Hi everyone,

I just want to know, is wifi extenders worth getting? My TV with chrome cast, firestick, Roku (which ever one I use) won't reach my wifi. Is it worth buying an extender? If so, please list some good ones thanks!

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  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

If your house is big, and signal is low for many devices, first try moving the router to a more strategic location before considering an extender.

I don't have a big house, so I don't have experience with those at all, unfortunately :'(

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Jake!

Yeah, that was my intention in the first place but I would have to extend the wires as well. Maybe during the winter time I'll go up in the attic and wire my house

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I just want to know, is wifi extenders worth getting?

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The downside is that it cuts the bandwidth in half.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You can go with a Wi-Fi extender, but it will slow the connected devices down somewhat.

If I were you I would try to first move the wireless router somewhere more strategic where it reaches the devices.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have an up to date router?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If so you may need an extender. I have a lot of brick and steel and my wireless needed an extension in one upper floor of my house. I had an apple airport extreme and used an airport express to extend my signal. Worked fine for audio off Spotify Netflix and ps3 Gt6 online.

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