So we have a firepit area with a projector setup for streaming movies/shows on Netflix/Hulu probably 150-200ish feet from our house. We want to extend our Wi-Fi network out there so we can actually do this without having to hotspot and then blow through our data bucket with Verizon. Let me describe the setup we have to deal with concerning the annoying way our house is orientated, etc. Our house faces the street obviously, but the main part of our yard is off to the side, extending all the way back to the end of our property. The place where the Wi-Fi router is is in the very front portion of our house toward the street, the firepit area is out in the at the end of the "strip" of yard that goes to the end of our property, somewhat behind the house. We have a crappy 15/1 internet connection, usually get about 17-18mbps down with good signal. I try to place the range extender where I can get at least 13-15mbps speeds, so it can "relay" that speed rather than have a weak connection that starts at 4mbps or something. To accomplish this, I have to place the thing a bit farther from the target location, giving it slightly weaker signal (5-7mbps usually at the target location but a solid 13-16 right near the range extender) that only barely cut it for HD streaming. What I'm wondering is, what is probably the prime suspect for the lower speeds? My internet connection, my router, or the range extender's range? If I upgrade my Internet to a higher tier, will I get those better speeds? I get like half the speeds out there that I do inside, would I be getting half of the better connection if I upgraded the internet or still the same speeds? Should I get a better router (I have a Netgear WNDR3400) or place it in a better location so I can get a better signal for the extender to be closer to the target location? Or should I simply purchase a better extender with a greater range? What are some good ones to use? Or should I really work hard and somehow run Ethernet right out there?