How to boost my wifi range?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by a2952281, May 22, 2014.

  1. a2952281 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2014
    I create a hotspot with My WIFI Router software in living room, devices there can connect to wireless network well. But it couldn't strong enough for my bedroom.How can I boost my wifi range.I don't want to spend too much on it because on a budget
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    What, exactly, is your current networking setup?
  3. rambo47 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2010
    Denville, NJ
    You need some king of extender device. I was experiencing dead spots and weak signal strength in some corners of the house farthest from my Base Station. I simply set up another AirPort Extreme Base Station in bridge mode. It connects wirelessly to the network and re-broadcasts the signal. I also use the 5 GHz frequency as it generally offers better speed.

    You could use an AirPort Express too for a lower-cost option. It's just not as powerful.
  4. Yptcn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    I was experiencing the same problem so a few days ago I set up an Airport Extreme , it's connected to my main base ( Not  ) by Ethernet and then setup Airport Express to relay the signal to the bedroom .
    It was very easy to do .Not cheap as I had to get two devices . Only one device will not relay a non  signal.
    I got both devices refurb . I guess it could be done with two Espresses but I'm not sure about that .
  5. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    Personally, I wouldn't have thought the purchase of another router such as the Airport Extreme is the most sensible or economic idea! - bearing in mind you are on a limited budget.

    A more logical solution to extending the range of an existing router is to purchase a WiFi Extender. These are widely available at a range of prices from, for example, Amazon. I used to use one to extend the range of my Airport Extreme!
  6. ds705 macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2013
  7. macsmurray macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2010
    You could try a Devolo wireless range extender. I used a few in my old house, because of very thick walls, and they did the job.

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