Wifi boosting

dioneian

TS Rookie
I have a bt hub my wifi works great in the bungalow but not in the garden I have looked at several wifi boosters but don't know which one to go for HELP PLEASE
 

Rabbit01

TS Evangelist
What wi-fi router are you using? On some, you can change the transmission power setting.

Another option, if you don't mind tinkering, is get a wi-fi router that's compatible w/ custom firmware like dd-wrt. Flash the router w/ the custom firmware and configure it as a repeater bridge. I did this at my parents' house years ago. Bought a refurbished Linksys WRT54G2, after flashing and reconfiguring the router, I was able to extend the range.

Tomato is another customer firmware. Haven't used it so can't comment on the pros and cons.
 

jobeard

TS Ambassador
change the transmission power setting
As I understand, going to max(power) has always lead to premature failure of the router.
(more power {watts or rf} generate more heat -> sooner failure).

An RF repeater is a nice solution like the netgear DLW-G810 (albeit is out of production, but you can find others)
 

dioneian

TS Rookie
What wi-fi router are you using? On some, you can change the transmission power setting.

Another option, if you don't mind tinkering, is get a wi-fi router that's compatible w/ custom firmware like dd-wrt. Flash the router w/ the custom firmware and configure it as a repeater bridge. I did this at my parents' house years ago. Bought a refurbished Linksys WRT54G2, after flashing and reconfiguring the router, I was able to extend the range.

Tomato is another customer firmware. Haven't used it so can't comment on the pros and cons.
I have a bt home hub don't think I can alter power setting ,not clever enough to tinker ,I just want something that dosnt need to much setting up as I am not brilliant with computers.
 

dioneian

TS Rookie
As I understand, going to max(power) has always lead to premature failure of the router.
(more power {watts or rf} generate more heat -> sooner failure).

An RF repeater is a nice solution like the netgear DLW-G810 (albeit is out of production, but you can find others)
Thanks will I will try and find something similar.