Poor wifi connectivity from my bedroom

DrezDrez Registered User regular
So lately my wifi connection whilst in my bedroom has been poor. This has severely impacted my nighttime activities.

I already have a wired connection to my room, connected to my PC. I would like to instead put a wireless extender/repeater/router in my room so I can connect to that.

My main network is using a Verizon FIOS router far away from my bedroom.

My question is: What should I get? I want the cheapest solution that will let me connect a wire from my Verizon FIOS router to the new extender/repeater/router and then connect wirelessly to it from other devices in my room.

Any suggestions?

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166064

    That's probably about as cheap as you can get for what you're looking to do. If you've got a wired connection, boom!

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    So basically a second router will work?

    I may not need to buy anything as I have an unused router. Right now I have my bedroom connected as such:

    FIOS router to 5 port hub/switch.
    Hub/Switch to my PC (and PS3).

    Is it as simple as plugging the wire currently going into my PC into another router?

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  • Jebus314Jebus314 Registered User regular
    Drez wrote: »
    So basically a second router will work?

    I may not need to buy anything as I have an unused router. Right now I have my bedroom connected as such:

    FIOS router to 5 port hub/switch.
    Hub/Switch to my PC (and PS3).

    Is it as simple as plugging the wire currently going into my PC into another router?

    Probably not. You have to set up the second router to play nice. I'm not an expert though and googling second wireless access point will get you the same information that I would relay.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited May 2013
    Drez wrote: »
    So basically a second router will work?

    I may not need to buy anything as I have an unused router. Right now I have my bedroom connected as such:

    FIOS router to 5 port hub/switch.
    Hub/Switch to my PC (and PS3).

    Is it as simple as plugging the wire currently going into my PC into another router?

    There are two ways to configure this, depending on what you want to do. You can turn your room into a subnetwork, or you can reconfigure your router to work as a standalone access point.

    If you want to use your router as a subnetwork, you will plug the cable from the main network into the WAN port. The issue here is making sure that the main network and subnetwork play nice with each other. The easiest way to do this is to set the networks to separate private network classes - so your main network can be a class C network, while the subnet is class B or A. If, however, you want to see the resources on the subnet on the main network, you'll need to do subnet masking.

    The standalone option is easier to do - just take the secondary router and shut off ALL routing functionality (DHCP, DNS, etc.). Then plug the cable into the LAN side of the router.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    You'd basically configure "Access point" mode in the router.

    More or less.

    Which is generally this:

    Disable DHCP, make SSID + security settings identical.

    If you install DD-WRT on it, there's an option on there I think specifically for that. But yeah if you feel like it you can make them separate. Up to you, just disable DHCP.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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