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  1. #1

    Join Date : Nov 2014
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    Win XP SP3

    Wireless extender/booster info

    I have been looking at these Wireless range extenders to boost the signal from our BT Infinity router that is stuck away in a corner (where the master socket is) where it does not give out a strong signal to the outer reaches of the property, However a young chap at a well know PC outlet has thrown me a curved ball so to speak. I was looking at a simple plug in booster rated at 300Mbps and I asked wether this would boost the speed on the upper floor of our house as, the signal is not as good as it could be there. I said our BT Infinity speed is usually between 30-40Mbps, the range expander claimed it was rated upto 300Mbps..

    The young chap said that 300Mbps was Mega BITS per second rather than Mega BYTES, and BT infinity runs at upto 70 Mega BYTES per second. this confused me a little..... as I am of the understanding there are 8 bits in a byte, does this mean that this extender is rated at 300 divided by EIGHT Mega BYTES per second ie 34.5 MBPS.

    Aside from that, do these range extenders do what they say on the box, and will they give us a faster speed on the upper floor of the house than we get at the moment.
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  2. #2

    Dont worry on the speed as you only get 40 megs not to worry the answer is to use homeplugs

    you can extend the network upstairs then if you need more fit a standard wireless router upstairs for more user. If you can get a network cable upstairs then you can use that. Most range extenders need a cable connection to the router some try to do it via wireless but dont work very well
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