- Recommendations? Outdoor range extender?
Re: Recommendations? Outdoor range extender?
Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>
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All - sense we've beaten this to death but just in case it is interesting, I did a NEW experiment wherein I unplugged the second range extender I have that helps reach the front upper floors of our house. The observatory range extender, the Netgear 1200 immediately started communicating (or in one test I had to reboot the router for everyone to connect). So I'm thinking the problem is conflict between my two range extenders (different brands). Man this is annoying. Anyway, that is all I have as an update.
On Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 6:35 PM, Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>
Ron, even more help - thanks! Yes, the 1200 is temperamental and it seems to really not like our southern Ontario weather anymore.
I think this one you're suggesting would be the ticket. It has the minimum 4-ports on the back I need.
BTW - I learned a weird / obvious lesson years ago when I built my first observatory. I put the router in the window of the house to have line of sight to the shed. NO connection. I went to a local store (sort of like Best Buy) and talked to an experienced guy. I told him the scenario. He just stared at me for a second and said "How new are these windows?" and I said "Brand new" and he said "There's your problem. You are trying to punch through a metalized film in the window that provides the heat trapping feature. Put the device on the floor - it will go through wood without seeing it." I did this and voila - instant connect!
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