What to buy for best wifi router range?
What to buy for best wifi router range?
What to buy for best wifi router range?
Wednesday - last edited Friday

Live in a single story 2400 sqft home and have been unable to reach my back bedroom with old Linksys and new Synology RT2600ac (loved the software). I've tried using TP-link extenders, but they're unable to handle any 1080p streaming.https://xender.vip/

I was looking at the Asus RT-AC5300, but $300 for a router....that seems crazy high priced. I'll never use half the stuff in it...just need something that can handle the distance and has good/stable software (even better if I can throw custom firmware on it and jack up the range if needed). https://testmyspeed.onl/

*Can anyone recommend a router that should be able to handle that distance and still deliver good performance?  https://192168ll.onl/

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Re:What to buy for best wifi router range?
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Remember that the 2.4 wifi has better distance and 5 has faster speed. I assume your ISP is giving you the speed you need for your 1080P device and you have that speed at the router. Router location, height, direction, and antenna position can make big differences in coverage. Try moving your router, different WIFI channels, etc. The Asus may cost more but may not give you the coverage you need. For best WIFI coverage a Mesh router may be the best bet. TP-Link has them as do others.
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Re:What to buy for best wifi router range?
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@Desaishrusti7 

 

Per Archer C8, the wifi coverage area depends on the actual network environment, including the router location, distance, obstacles and so on. You can verify the speed needed fro the 1080P device and the current speed you can get from the extender. 

 

There is another network expansion device, which is called powerline adapters, they communicate with each other via powerline, if the whole house running under the same power circuit, it may be a choice.

 

For the best wifi coverage, a whole mesh wifi system may be the best, like the Deco series TP-Link have. 

https://www.tp-link.com/deco/

 

Best regards. 

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