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    Default Can I extend my Wi-Fi range around 250 metres

    Hello everyone, Iím new to this site so please bear with me ...
    I would be really grateful if someone could help me out here.
    Iím looking to let my son use my Wi-Fi connection ... Iím using Vodafone broadband superfast 2 and my router is a HHG2500 ..
    Heís just moved house and now hes living approximately 250 meters away from my house, thereís no obstacles in between my house and his (just an open field basically) so I thought that there is probably a way to let him connect to my router from his house... He usually only uses his mobile to connect to the internet as he doesnít have a laptop and he would also need it for online gaming on PS4 if possible....
    Iíve heard about things like Wi-Fi signal boosters but Iím unsure about the best way of going about it....
    Any advice would be really appreciated..
    Thanks for your time.
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    Default Re: How to extend Wi-Fi range

    Welcome to Digital Forums.

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    Default Re: How to extend Wi-Fi range

    Sorry I didnít mean to be abrupt or anything. Iíve edited it now

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    Default Re: How to extend Wi-Fi range

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    or you can go down the pringles can diy route
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    Default Re: How to extend Wi-Fi range

    Hola Consoles 😊, thanks for the reply 👍, I already knew about the pringles tub thing from a few years ago , I will look into the TP thing a bit more though 👍

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    Default Re: How to extend Wi-Fi range

    Sorry to pester you again but do you think a
    TP-LINK TL-WA850RE would sort my problem or am i looking at totally the wrong thing?

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    Default Re: How to extend Wi-Fi range

    They are the same as I'm using for upstairs with no issues at all, and daughter is never off youtube/tiktok

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    Default Re: How to extend Wi-Fi range

    So do you think i could purchase something like that to reach approximately 250 metres away across an open field to my sons house?

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    Default Re: How to extend Wi-Fi range

    With that sort of distance you might need to set up a stronger link as although you may be able to send signal one way, devices the other end need to send signal back too. Look at Ubiquiti equipment, I’ve used a pair of UAP-AC-MESH outdoor points to form a strong wireless link for a couple of projects or they have much more powerful kit capable of sending signal over kilometres. You can bridge to a wired connection, pass that to a switch and you have wired ports the other end as well as wireless from the access point.


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    Default Re: How to extend Wi-Fi range

    Surely cabling it is better and easier?!


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