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How can i increase the range and strength of my router?

arushbrook
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Registered: 06-06-2016

How can i increase the range and strength of my router?

Can anyone offer any proven advice?  i need to get wifi access to the end of my garden to facilitate running my spotify account for a party.   any ideas how this can be done?  Currently I lose all signal strength about 4 paces into the garden.

Thanks. 

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Plusnet Staff
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Re: How can i increase the range and strength of my router?

If you are using our Hub One or any other dual band router, ensure you are using the 2.4Ghz range on this, this has longer range than the 5Ghz variant.

 

If this still has issues you may need to look into a range extender, which can be something specifically made for this or you can re-purpose some other routers to reach the same goal.

 

As far as actually increasing the range on a router you currently have, this generally isn't possible without custom firmware on the router to allow this and it is generally not advised as you could end up using a radio spectrum designated for another purpose


 Paul Tarr
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nigelmercier
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Re: How can i increase the range and strength of my router?

Assuming you also have power there, then PowerLine

Gel
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Re: How can i increase the range and strength of my router?

arushbrook
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Re: How can i increase the range and strength of my router?

Thanks to the three comments and advice.  i have ordered what was recommended

flamingbadger
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Re: How can i increase the range and strength of my router?

Probably a bit late now but you could always look at a standalone Wireless Access Point with appropriate antennae or even an outdoor one (examples: http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/list-4581.html). 

FB.