Wifi signal boost help


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My new wifi router seems a bit weak..

Its an NBN standard peace so no surprise...

I have one room that gets poor signal quality though there is a n ethernet port in that room but its nice not to be tethered.

Is there a reliable quality product i can plug into that ethernet port to make good the wifi in that area ?
 
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Hello,

NBN is the Australian National Broadband Network, correct?

Wi-Fi signal strength can be affected by numerous things: distance, Wi-Fi router capabilities, structure materials, etc. Depending on the router you have, you may be able to either relocate it more centrally or possibly add a Wi-Fi extender.

What brand/model is the router, and do you have access to its configuration settings?

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Hi and thank you Cory.
Yes NBN is what you say and will be the only network available in Australia soon which is a step backwards for many like me.
My router is in a cupboard next to my patch panel which takes ethernet ports to all rooms.
There is just one room that seems to get a poor signal.
I was hoping there would be a device that i could plug into the ethernet port in that room that would make good the signal.
 

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No worries.

I wonder if part of your Wi-Fi signal is getting blocked by having the router in a cupboard. I have definitely seen issues when routers are not out in the open, and are partially/fully blocked by cabinetry. Maybe try running it outside the cupboard and see if that helps.

You may be able to add an extender or even another small Wi-Fi device in the other room. But, it can sometimes be a bit tricky, depending on the main router.

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I don't know if other countries have this but in the UK there is a master socket.
Its where the broadband enters your house and if your router is connected by the master socket apposed to another socket it can make a big difference. In my case 14 Mbps.

I don't know much about networking but I just thought I'd share what I know.
 

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