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Weak "wireless" signal(s)

cerbera45

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My router is downstairs in the hall and I tend to sit upstairs in my room. Thinking of buying a booster but do they actually work?
 
My router is downstairs in the hall and I tend to sit upstairs in my room. Thinking of buying a booster but do they actually work?
I use a mesh WiFi system - think it's tplink deco p9. Works well to get WiFi all around the house.

I've tried WiFi repeaters - not very successfully.

Also used powerlines successfully to just get ethernet or WiFi better in an individual room. These use the existing electric cables in the house
 
I have and am still using a WiFi booster and it works well. We got virtually no signal downstairs with just the upstairs router but since getting the booster the signal downstairs is as good as the one upstairs.
 
I use a mesh WiFi system - think it's tplink deco p9. Works well to get WiFi all around the house.

I've tried WiFi repeaters - not very successfully.

Also used powerlines successfully to just get ethernet or WiFi better in an individual room. These use the existing electric cables in the house
My dad has a repeater at home, which works well except he hasn't managed to clone the router SSID etc so he has two different ones (the router and the repeater) which is a pain.

I personally have a house full of powerlines and use ethernet cables as I find them more robust. Particularly since we had the downstairs remodelled a few years back and took out a lot of internal walls in favour of steel beams which interfere with WiFi signals.

In hindsight I should have gone ahead with my plan to network the entire house so that the downstairs cupboard housed a set of switches that distributed cables to every room in the house. I gave up when I saw the quote. I really should have done it.
 
My router is downstairs in the hall and I tend to sit upstairs in my room. Thinking of buying a booster but do they actually work?
Yes in my experience,Our router is in the study where I'm typing now (at the bottom of the house).But we have a booster placed upstairs in the lounge.My wife finds it invaluable when she's accessing the net on her mobile or on the laptop (ususlly in the kitchen,upstairs).
 
It's made a difference (albeit a small one) improving my signal upstairs
Doesn't sound as good as the Tp-link (which as I said we have in the lounge upstairs.It also means that anyone in the bedrooms (2 floors up) can get a good reception on their laptops/mobiles etc.
 
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Would welcome any advice. I have my desktop about 5 metres from the TV but with a placo wall between. I can use mirroring on the TV to get a good image from the computer but the sound is a bit distorted. Is there a simple and effective solution for improving the quality?
 
I have an Orbi mesh system which works well in all rooms apart from my steel lined panic room.
 
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