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Posted: 05/05/22 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My trailer is stored a small distance from the house. In view of ever increasing theft / vandalism, I installed a wifi camera near it. 50 % of the time, the camera works great and I can see / record anything going on...BUT the other 50% of the time, the camera looses wifi connection... would installing a wifi extender half way between the router and camera work or are wifi range extenders a waste of time and $$$? Appreciate any comments..as crime is on rise

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I have a CC Vector antenna, but that's probably more than you want to spend. It works great from hundreds of feet away.

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Yes wifi extenders work. What you propose to do will help.

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Posted: 05/05/22 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have my office in a detached building from the main house and use a Google Nest and it really extends the distance. use the main one in place of your current router then add the other two in place around the house. Place one at the closest indoor point that you can to the camera.

My cable enters the house on the opposite side from where the office is, so I put one in the house about halfway and the other out here in the office and the signal is great.

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Posted: 05/05/22 04:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use an extender to get good WiFi in my detached garage. Works just great.


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Posted: 05/05/22 05:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Works well for me and low price

TP-Link Long Range Outdoor Wifi Transmitter from Amazon $37.00 (?)


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Ubiquiti I used a Nano Station Loco M but they make even better ones.
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Posted: 05/10/22 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for inputs.. I used an inexpensive wifi extender and now all works great..

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Not to hijack the thread, but has anyone had any luck with the wifi extenders working through a metal sided building?

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pinesman wrote:

Not to hijack the thread, but has anyone had any luck with the wifi extenders working through a metal sided building?


Anything that has metal, such as metal blinds, doors, furniture, infrastructure, and walls, can greatly diminish or completely terminate the WiFi signal. The more metal there is between your WiFi router and the connected device, the worse the WiFi signal will be.Oct 22, 2020

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