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Wifi router range

By bluenite1 ·
After a recommendation, I replaced 7 years old VDSL WiFi Router ZyXel VMG1312 for TPLINK Archer v300. It was an improvement in the quality of the Internet and also WiFi range extension. Unfortunately, the opposite is the truth and the old ZyXel had better parameters. Even without an external antenna... It is mainly about improving WiFi range at home, where the apartment of 60m2 the receiving after third door is zero. Is it possible to improve smth in the router setting? Or is there an external solution - repeater, or something like this? The technical data lies when it lists 200m2, etc. I know everything is relative, they take free spaces without walls. But it would be worse until so, it will come strange. Or get more powerful router? Does anyone know about something specific to look at? Or that repeater?
Thanks for the tip and any advice
Peter
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Here's another factor.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Wifi router range

The newer routers with high speed 5GHz channels don't reach as far. So you have to be conversant about that and know how to configure then connect to the 2.4GHz side.

There is no such thing as a more powerful router. By law the radio power is limited and you won't find any difference in the routers offered at the shops as to power. So back again to which channels are in use.

I never suggest repeaters. Too finicky and prone to returns. Here's what we deploy (example follows.) https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-PowerLINE-1000-802-11ac-Gigabit/dp/B01929V7ZG/

Very easy setup and gets the hotspot where you want it.

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Wifi router range

by bluenite1 In reply to Here's another factor.

I have both modes enabled, 2,4 and 5Ghz too. What difference is between this Netgear and repeaters as well? Are they access point? Will they work with TPlink?

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From your question I take it you need a tutorial about powerline networking

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Wifi router range
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Upgrade your Router

by elvisgomes4292 In reply to Here's another factor.

I'd suggest getting a new router. The one you have is an AC1200 router. You can get an AC1750 or better router under $100.

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