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Windows 7: Extending WiFi Coverage

22 Feb 2013   #1

Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Extending WiFi Coverage


I'd like to extend my WiFi network coverage. I thought of several ways doing this.
I have a few questions for each ways.

I have a TP-Link TL-WN1043ND Router ((Official product page for tech specs)

I'm saving up so I'd like to get this done relatively cheap.

1) I thought of buying a TP-Link Repeater. TP-Link TL-WA730RE (Product page)
EDIT:I bought this one. Works great!

This suppports up to 150 mbps which is OK in the area it's extending to.
However, the router is running on a max of 300 mbps. Can I still get this speed for devices that are connected to the router's wifi? (not to the extender), or do I need to reduce it's speed to 150?

2) I have an old SMC-WBR14-G2 router which is fully functional. It supports WDS.
However it's only 802.11g so 54mbps max. Also OK in the extended area, but we still require 300 mbps 802.11N network in the main area.
Do I have to reduce it's speed to 54mbps and mode to 802.11G instead of N?

Which method would you suggest and why? If you would do this in a different way, just let me know. :)

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22 Feb 2013   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Try one of these pal .... really easy to setup, reasonable price and they work like a charm

Wireless Range Extenders from NETGEAR®
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23 Feb 2013   #3

Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Thanks! However my local computer shop only sells TP-Link Wireless Extenders. Like this: TP-Link TL-WA730RE (Product page)

Do you think this would do it?
I really like TP-Link by the way, so I'd stick with the band if there's a way.
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23 Feb 2013   #4
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Yep that will work just as well pal, but if you want to maximise your speed you could try this one TL-WA850RE - Welcome to TP-LINK
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08 May 2013   #5

Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I bought the 730RE and it works great! Speed is good, too. :)
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08 May 2013   #6
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Great news glad you got it sorted :)
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