6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 15, 2016 11:06 PM by Markus Schneider

    wifi extenders

    bbono

      I need to somehow extend the range of WiFi in my business so I can have better, stronger connection to my FileMaker solution.

      Any recommendations? I am hoping something wireless that lets me stay on the exact same network so some of us can use the iPad version along with the desktop versions.

      Thank you very much for any help you might have for me on this.

        • 1. Re: wifi extenders
          Markus Schneider

          If You're close to the edge with a wifi, it's difficult for a FileMaker connection. One needs constant network speed (+/-)

           

          - repeater migth encrease the signal but decreases speed

          - powerline boxes are dependant on the quality of the wire (and won't go easily 'through different accounting boxes')

          - a weak wifi will have less speed than a medium-range 4G network

           

          I prefere an ethernet-connection from floor to floor, if possible

          • 2. Re: wifi extenders
            ctmorrison2105

            I've used TP-Link WiFi repeaters several times in the past with success.  They offer a couple different flavors, so pick one that seems to fit your environment the best.  Good luck!

            • 3. Re: wifi extenders
              Markus Schneider

              I installed a netgear repeater, signal/connecting was good, but the speed was not that good

               

              I tested the placing of the wifi router - a change of some meters made a big difference. You can also have two wifi routers bridged (I did this with Apple's airport stations, together with the 'best place' the best solution - besides of an ethernet/fibre connection from floor to floor

              • 4. Re: wifi extenders
                CarstenLevin

                Use a high quality wifi router as your first point. You did not write anything about your present setup, but this is the first step.

                Then set up another high quality wifi router, preferably connected through ethernet. If that's not possible then via wifi.

                 

                And Markus is of course right: If it is for work, work, work you should even consider ethernet all the way.

                 

                Best regards

                 

                Carsten

                • 5. Re: wifi extenders
                  CarstenLevin

                  Just adding: If in doubt, have your wifi network measured by a local network specialist and let the specialist help you setting it up.

                  • 6. Re: wifi extenders
                    Markus Schneider

                    Yes!

                    By ethernet/fiber connection from floor to floor, I was thinking about two wifi routers, both connected via cable to a switch. Best is a 'real wired' connection over ethernet - but not very popular today...

                     

                    We have problems here with conventional cabeling (no space left...) - but a fibre cable is ok...