1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

WiFi in large building

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by john4703, 1 Jan 2019.

  1. john4703

    john4703

    Joined:
    29 Sep 2009
    Messages:
    321
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The church I go to has had BT WiFi installed. The church hall is used by many different groups and some of them asked for WiFi.
    BT installed a router roughly in the middle of the building. The walls are typical church so thick and the WiFi signal hardly makes it through them. I need to install two or probably three extra devices that give the same WiFi signal, I can hard wire them and think this is the best way.
    My question is what would I need to buy? I just can't do a google search for "a box thingy that extends WiFi"
     
  2. mattylad

    mattylad

    Joined:
    27 Apr 2008
    Messages:
    5,786
    Thanks Received:
    292
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    "wifi extender" is exactly what you search for.

    You may be better using extenders or access points that can use a ethernet wire from the router if the signal does not get through the walls.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. betty02

    betty02

    Joined:
    9 Aug 2007
    Messages:
    29
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I wouldn;t even bother with an extender, if it;s a church hall I can see multiple people accessing one AP. I would speak to them about a Mesh network, or stick the router in modem mode and get something like Google WiFi, Tenda Nova or something like that. 3 Network points for about £300 (Tenda is about half that). Simply plug them in where needed.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. Lower

    Lower

    Joined:
    22 Dec 2005
    Messages:
    866
    Thanks Received:
    65
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. john4703

    john4703

    Joined:
    29 Sep 2009
    Messages:
    321
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I have bought one and will try it tomorrow. It looks good (and if it is good I might buy one with two units for my house)
     
  6. ericmark

    ericmark

    Joined:
    27 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    13,543
    Thanks Received:
    1,175
    Location:
    Flintshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I use a cheap Lidi unit, it has many options on how to use it, I have it hard wired to Post Office router and it works well. The problem is the Post Office internet is slow and unreliable, but the Lidi extender works A1.

    However the problem is when it comes it has a password which is printed in the manual, i.e. every Lidi extender has same password, so I changed to password mainly so no one could get into it and change password so I could not access my own unit. When moving house it was left unplugged for some time, and it reverted back to book password, not sure if this is good or bad?

    However having a unit which plugs into LAN then offers wifi with poor security means some one can assess all your network.
     
Loading...

Share This Page