Good Cheap Wireless Bridge/Repeater?

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My boss is having the problem of his wireless router not being strong enough to cover his huge house, so I want to play hero and give him a good solution. Unfortunately I don't know much about wireless technology. Is there a good and rather inexpensive repeater/bridge solution that I can recommend him?
 

Peter Parker

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I would either purchase one from the same manufacturer as the router or go with one of the Hawking Technology products. I have seen to many configuration problems with mixing manufacturers and the Hawking repeaters claim ease of setup and greater compatibility.
 

Stargazer

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Ubiquiti products are cheap and should get the job done and they have a good bit of power, more than what the average router would have.
 

yumagah

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If he really wants to do it for cheap, buy a used Linksys WRT54G from ebay, craigslist or a resale shop. Flash it with DD-WRT and set it up in Wireless Bridge or Repeater Mode.
I'm doing this with 2 units already. It's much better than using a commercial range extender, because the WRT54G (running DD-WRT) can be used as an ethernet bridge and wireless extender at the same time. Not many of the commercial extenders can do that.
 

truckracer

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one of the not so cheap options is using a cisco aironet access point.
we put one in a doctor's office for their tablet pc's. the single access point covers a very large office with strong signal coverage.
 

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Buy one of those. It has a high-powered amplifier built in, and a range you wouldn't believe. It also has a switch at the bottom, that allows you to set it to bridge mode if you'd like. I have one, and they are wonderful. You can also flash it with DD-WRT if you'd like, but you don't have to.
 
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