Large house , wondering if a booster would help my net upstairs?

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I have an older 3 story  house with wireless internet. The internet is fine on the first and second floor. I have the router in my office which is located on the first floor. The trouble I have is that it gets spotty up on the third floor where the bedrooms are. A friend had suggested a d-link net booster and I wanted to know if that's something a novice could tackle setting up on her own or if I would be better off just having someone come out and do it for me. I'd hate to lose all of the settings already programmed into the router.

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Large house , wondering if a booster would help my net upstairs?

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D-link wireless booster is easy to configure. You will just need to add this equipment to the router you already have. Wireless booster is an extension of the antenna of the router to broadcast better wireless signal.

Router may broadcast wireless signal not strong enough if the entire house reaches 3rd or 4th floor. Usually the upper one's or the lower one's gets the lower signal on where the router is position.

Position the router away from radio signal, microwave ovens, cordless phones and more it farther from neighbor's wireless router.

Do get some repeater, this boost up wireless signal, the same as what you have D-link booster. This strengthen the signal that can carry up to the highest floor.

Upgrade the router's interface, this strengthen the signal. The newer model often designed to broadcast wireless signal, upgrading the firmware does help.

Answered By 0 points N/A #128241

Large house , wondering if a booster would help my net upstairs?

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What you will need to do in that case  is to set up an access control on the D-Link router  that you have in the office located on the first floor of your building, so that the router will only allow the  specific MAC addresses to connect to it. You will not need to include the MAC addresses that are being used by your client WIFI card on the laptop or computer that you may be using, and that will make the computer not to connect to the router.

You should be careful when using the range Wi-Fi booster, especially if the network you have setup is open for you may end up allowing an unlimited number of devices to attach to it as long they know the encryption key that you are using on that particular network.

-Clair Charles

 

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