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Call +1-844-659-0555 – Important Aspects of A Wireless Repeater For the Home?

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If you’re having difficulty with the speed of your wireless connection at home, or your signal is being dropped, a wireless repeater may be the solution for you.

Wireless repeaters are used to boost the signal from the modem to your wireless devices. They are most needed in older homes or large homes where the distance from the modem to the computers (for a 2.4 GHz router) is more than 100-150 feet (30-46 meters). After other network troubleshooting has been done, it’s time to consider a repeater, especially if you have slower network speeds in parts of the house away from the modem.

One way to verify the connection speeds in your house is to perform a continuous ping.

To perform a continuous ping, you need to know your router IP and have your laptop online in the location you need to test the network. Fortunately, routers should all have the same IP of 192.168.0.1.

1. Open up the command prompt or terminal. You can also do this using the network menu on your computer.

2. Type: Ping 192.168.0.1 -t

3. Look for “request timed out” errors in the list of “reply from 192.168.0.1”, if they occur about 1 “request time out” error to 10 “reply from 192.168.0.1” you may need a repeater.

Example:

Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes = 32 time = 1ms TTL = 64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes = 32 time = 1ms TTL = 64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes = 32 time = 1ms TTL = 64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes = 32 time = 3ms TTL = 64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes = 32 time = 70ms TTL = 64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes = 32 time = 101ms TTL = 64
Request timed out
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes = 32 time = 77ms TTL = 64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes = 32 time = 6ms TTL = 64

Now that you know you need a repeater, what kind should you get?

The easiest way to ensure compatibility of your modem and your repeater is to buy a repeater created by the same manufacturer as your modem. For example, if you have a Linksys modem, purchase a Linksys repeater.

If you plan to purchase a repeater to use with a mixed network (both wired and wireless), be sure to buy a repeater using wireless standard 802.11b / g. This standard should be the same as the standard on your modem, although some repeaters are compatible with more than one standard (check the paperwork with the repeater to find out).

To verify the standard of your modem:

1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Select the Network and Sharing Center option.
3. Click on your wireless connection.
4. Click on Properties.
5. In Properties, click the Configure button.
6. In the grayed out list on the configuration menu you’ll find the standard number (similar to the one above, that is, 802.xx / x).

Be sure not to change anything when examining these pages.

Another important factor in repeaters is having an Ethernet port or ports. These ports are useful when troubleshooting your network, so it’s advisable to get a repeater that has them.

For most of us, the install instructions need to be user friendly and easy to follow as this saves time and frustration when installing your new repeater. Generally, manufacturers these days provide easy to follow instructions. If the instructions are more complex, or you need them simplified, you might need a computer professional to perform the installation.

Theoretically, a repeater should be set-up in the middle of the rest of your wireless devices. In reality this may not be easy to do or exactly what you need. When you set up your repeater, make sure it is within the range of your original network. Once it’s set up, make sure that the repeater new signal reaches where you wanted to use the wireless network previously but couldn’t. You may need more than one repeater to cover your entire house.

Wireless repeaters can be a great benefit in a home where the connection speeds are slower in different parts of the house. Finding the right wireless repeater can save you money, time, and frustration.

 

Please call our Wireless Router Support Helpline on +1-844-659-0555 and talk to a Router Expert. Our dedicated team will help your fix all the issues that you are facing with your Wireless Routers or Wireless Repeaters or Range Extenders.