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Need to boost / enhance weak WiFi signal

I have Verizon FiOS - specifically, the Westell model no. A90-9100EM15-10 router for my home.  My single story home is spread out over 3400 sq ft.  Once I move halfway across my house I lose quite a bit of the wifi strength.  When I am at the opposite end of the house the signal is pretty much non-existent.

Question - is there a cost effective booster / range enhancer on the market that is compatible with the Westell A90-9100EM15-10? 

I see tons of boosters / range enhancer advertised, but the question is which unit(s) will work with the router that Verizon provided me?



Valrico, Florida

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Re: Need to boost / enhance weak WiFi signal
Enthusiast - Level 2

Good question depending  on how you would like to go about this their are many options  you can choose from this  would also vary if you woul like to run cables threw out your house or  not , lets start of  with    the  assumestion that you would like to run   a  cat 5 (internet wire in your home connecting to your main  (modem/gateway or router)  what you would do is  using a  spare  cat  5  cable plug i  one side into  one of the  four open ports of  your router then run it  to the locastion of  about were you  have the  dead spots  and  connect another  router such as  a  netgear or linksys i would recommend this one (NETGEAR WNDR3400-100NAS ). Now if you are looking to do this alot simpler without running   wires you can simply  use a  powered repeater   something  like this HAWKING HAWNR1  i have one of this personally and  i love it. How  this  works  is  you put this  device  in a   area   almost  near  the  dead spot  but still in reach of your  router and  plug the  power in then  you would  connect to the  settigns  via  your computer were   you can choose  your existing  router  to e used  and  what this will do is  repeat your  existing  router signal to the  rest of  your house including the  dead  spots   you would choose a  seconedry  network name    that   you can use to connect your computers example  :.. my_exteneded_wireless  network" or something of that  nature this  is  most  likely  your best option and  more cost  effective  if you have any questions or need some clarity please feel free to ask .