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    Senior Member Homebrew01's Avatar
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    Wireless Router "Booster" ?

    I have a wireless router at home for internet access for laptops & phones. But the signal does not reach to the farthest rooms. So if you are surfing on a smart phone, it uses the phone link instead and sucks up data usage.

    The current router is better than the previous, but still not good enough. Is there something like a repeater or booster I can use to push the signal further ? Or do I need a stronger signal from the router ?
    Are routers rated by signal strength in some way ?
    Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Can you still buy a WiFi repeater? They used to be a thing, and some routers used to have a repeater mode also.

    I checked, yes, they are still available.

    Some routers have interchangeable antennas also, so you could conceivably get bigger ones.
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