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    Wireless Boosters

    I am about to start designing a web page along with hiring a programer but my wireless signal is weak. I see that there is a wide range of boosters out there. Can anyone recommend one to me? We have the modem and router downstairs and we work upstairs. It's a bit complicated (we have equipment such as commercial printers, etc). and at this point this is our only option.

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    It's not your only option as such. A wireless router configured as an access point can also be used.

    Another option, if you can cut holes in your area, is to feed a network wire through from one of the wired ports on your router and then use that upstairs. My father-in-law did that for the longest time.

    With that said, it really comes down to "how much do you want to spend?" Set a budget, find the products that fit your budget, do Google searches such as "(model #) reviews" and look for reviews that are written by people with some semblance of intelligence, and you will hopefully get what you want. I don't have a specific recommendation as such since a lot of it depends on your specific circumstances in your home or office. I know that's probably not what you want to hear, though.
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    We are probably going to move in 6 mo. I think we have settled on a range portable extender since I wrote this post. That way we can try different spots.
    Thank you for your input.

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    From my experience they do not usually work like they say they do.. They do work, but the range is usually off by quite a bit and even showing full bars on the device, it still seems to be only half speed. I have purchased a number of different ones. When i lived at home i set up a back apartment as a recording studio and we had a lot of trouble with internet.. If you choose to go this route id advise you to estimate the range the box says it offers to about only really offering 75% of that


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