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    Wireless booster

    by bonesd ·


    Hello, I live on a boat in a marina that provides wireless internet to its residents.
    Connection to the service is sensitive to the location of the device I am trying to use. It will not work at all below deck.
    I have been looking at wireless boosters but lack the expertise to pick what I need.
    My needs are
    I would like to use their network with my smart phone. It will only connect when topside and is still finicky.
    I have a laptop that works just as poorly as my smart phone.
    I have a smart tv that did work just fine streaming from different apps included in the tv until I turned the boat around for the winter. The tv is now much closer to the marinas transmitter but lost its line of site when I turned the boat around. No connection now.

    So I need a device that if positioned correctly will capture the wireless signal and transmit it about 30 feet.
    It does have to pass through some fiberglass and wood structure.

    I’m not interested in gaming but I would like to get the tv video working at a reasonable speed, trying to avoid lags or long buffering issues.
    I was looking at the Netgear X4 as a for instance.

    Can anyone recommend a good product to solve my issues

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      Netgear writes:

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Wireless booster

      “24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.”

      If you want to try it then get it on say Amazon with their return policy in case it doesn’t work as you wish. Remember I take it you have been searching and know extenders are placed about halfway from source to destination. I see this requires the usual AC socket you you have that sorted as well as any outdoor weather protection.

      Worth a try if you can return it.

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