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    Hey all, so apparently the wi-fi extenders in the house are really junk & therefore looking to invest in another router. Here's the deal, I just need a good decent router, but it needs to be super affordable as im on student budget.

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    https://www.pcmag.com/review/346432/...router-dir-842

    There's also a review on it as well..It's good..But remember, I also live in an apartment with my girlfriend and that's it. If you're looking for a router for families and stuff, I'm not sure how well it stands against those demands.

    edit:
    https://www.pcmag.com/review/349932/...ireless-router
    This one is 30 dollars more and is faster and supports more securities vs the d-link one I use.
    Last edited by Ric; 12-04-2019 at 03:17 PM.
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    Hey @pillar, this is a bit in the upper range over top of what Ric suggested, but it served my families home quite well for several years now: https://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-C7-Wi.../dp/B07KJLB4ZG

    Unfortunately if your house just isn't finding great range, multiple access points are the way to go... extenders tend to kind of blow real fast. Any options for wiring up a second access point and helping distribute the load?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pillar View Post
    Hey all, so apparently the wi-fi extenders in the house are really junk & therefore looking to invest in another router. Here's the deal, I just need a good decent router, but it needs to be super affordable as im on student budget.

    TIA
    What is the student budget?

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    Join the Ubiquiti club like Simon and I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Join the Ubiquiti club like Simon and I have.
    Edgerouter + AC PRO + PiHole makes for the best browsing.

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    I'm looking for an extender, but like don't know how all this work. Are routers the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Kitten View Post
    I'm looking for an extender, but like don't know how all this work. Are routers the same thing?
    Hey Grumpy - Extenders generally take your existing WiFi signal and just "repeat" it. The issue with this is that most of the hardware isn't very good and you lost AT LEAST 50% of your speed with it. It's not the best solution for trying to do anything even remotely demanding on.

    The best option for better coverage is multiple access points - the downside (per say) is you need to wire them back to your router and you will have excellent speed and coverage.

    I highly suggest avoiding "extenders" and "mesh" setups if you are trying to get a decent speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Hey Grumpy - Extenders generally take your existing WiFi signal and just "repeat" it. The issue with this is that most of the hardware isn't very good and you lost AT LEAST 50% of your speed with it. It's not the best solution for trying to do anything even remotely demanding on.

    The best option for better coverage is multiple access points - the downside (per say) is you need to wire them back to your router and you will have excellent speed and coverage.

    I highly suggest avoiding "extenders" and "mesh" setups if you are trying to get a decent speed.
    I learned this the hard way. This is exactly why im looking at switching to another router instead of wifi extenders.

    Also I just learned that these are on sale through Newegg, so I would like to get some feedback on these:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...33%2D704%2D486
    Love & Death
    Between Here & Lost
    In Stores Now!!

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/avoice217
    http://www.edgegamers.org/forums/sho...ght=srtest.com

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/5369689
    Intel i5-3570k
    4x4gb DDR3 1600
    Samsung 840 EVO 120gb SSD
    eVGA GeForce GTX 670
    Corsair 650w PSU

    deja: Sorry, Taso, we dont want your Girl Scout cookies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pillar View Post
    I learned this the hard way. This is exactly why im looking at switching to another router instead of wifi extenders.

    Also I just learned that these are on sale through Newegg, so I would like to get some feedback on these:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...33%2D704%2D486
    What model is your current one? How centrally located is it in your home? Any possibility of wiring an access point to a part of the home?

    The first router there is quite old and an outdated wireless standard (N). The second isn't bad, but curious about my questions above first.

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