On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:28:41PM -0500, Gary Schiltz wrote:
> Traditionally, the best solution is to put an access point in several spots to
> provide coverage. Normally that requires ethernet cabling to be in place.
> Another solution is to use the electrical cabling in your house to carry the
> packets to other rooms, where you connect other repeaters. That can work, but
> not always. If you can't run cables, and there the ethernet over power
> solutions don't work, then mesh networks like has been discussed in this 
> thread
> are very good. They are more expensive, but prices have come down a lot in the
> last year or so.
> 

There are also things called "wifi range extenders". These effectively
act as invisible extra access points that handle devices close by, and
fill out black spots. A lot of magic stuff such as handoff happens when a
mobile device changes location within the house. They'd implemented
around a mini linux computer. And quite inexpensive - around $30 in
local currency, somewhat less than a Raspberry Pi.

We've got one here to help broadcast netflix to our TV, as the TV is a
little far from our main Wifi access point.

Cheers


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