All iPads Range Extender for iPad 2

luthierwnc

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May 4, 2013
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Hi All,

I've scoured the net for specifics but results have been pretty thin. I've got an iPad 2 and a large brick house. Within 35 feet of the Linksys wireless router the signal is always good. Once I'm around the corner or on the deck, the reception is subject to drops or weak signal.

Is there a wifi booster/extender/repeater that is particularly good with iPads? Online retailers often have customer reviews. The best of them barbell into people who have had success on one end and DOAs on the other -- but there is very little mention of whether it was successful using iPads or Apple products specifically.

If you have a recommendation or a warning, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks for looking! sh
 
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nancyfromafrica

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Sep 17, 2012
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Yes there are wifi extenders available in the market you should try reading this article on about.com

Code:
http://ipad.about.com/od/iPad_Troubleshooting/a/How-To-Boost-Your-Wi-Fi-Signal.htm
 

scottw324

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Mar 5, 2012
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Get an Airport Express and you can set it up to act as an extender to your current Wifi network. I did that at my house. my router is in my living room but down the hall in my daughter's room the signal was extremely weak. I put an Airport Express in her room to get that side of the house and problem solved.

$99 - http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC414LL/A/airport-express

or get a refurb

$85 - http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC414LL/A/airport-express-base-station-june-2012

or get the previous version refurb

$69 - http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB321LL/A/refurbished-airport-express-base-station-with-80211n-and-airtunes

All three have 802.11 a/b/g/n wifi capabilities so really you are paying for an extra ethernet port and the new form factor.
 
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Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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Home plug extender kits for wifi are better for brick built houses as the wifi signal isn't picked up and boosted like an airport would have to.
 

Ladybug

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Apr 13, 2006
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I setup an older AirPort Extreme in our house to extend the range. The Express would be a cheaper option if you don't have an older Airport to work with. We get 3 bars throughout the house now and out on the patio is no problem either.
 

takeshi74

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Feb 9, 2011
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but there is very little mention of whether it was successful using iPads or Apple products specifically.
No need. WiFi is WiFi. Your network just isn't sufficient for your home and your desired coverage and you need to build out your WiFi network better. If you're too specific in your research you won't find the information that you need. Don't miss the forest for the trees.