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Re: How do i get signal through brick fireplace

Jjjhull
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How do i get signal through brick fireplace

All my bedrooms are on one side of the house and the office on the other. My internet provider is telling me it's not possible to get signal in the whole home. This cannot be true. Suggestions?
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DexterJB
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Re: How do i get signal through brick fireplace

Hi @Jjjhull,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

You can provide a diagram and description of your current setup and where your problem areas are for us to provide a better recommendation.

 

Regards,

 

Dexter

Community Team

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Jjjhull
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Re: How do i get signal through brick fireplace

Not savvy enough to give you a diagram but I can describe the layout. It's a 2100sf home in an H layout with 3 bedrooms on one side. The kitchen and living room are in the center with a large 8ft brick fireplace dividing them. The garage and office make up the other half of the H.
Currently, the router supplied by my internet provider is sitting on my fireplace mantle because they said it needed to be centrally located and placed as high as possible. Quite the eyesore.
We still get poor signal in the office and master which are furthest from the router.
Hope that gives you enough information to help with a solution. I wouldn't mind getting a more powerful router but I just want. to know that the extra expense will fix the issue.
We dont use the internet too much but want to be able to download a movie and still have my husband do some work at the same time. (He completes permits online from home at times)
Thanks for the help
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DexterJB
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: How do i get signal through brick fireplace

Hi @Jjjhull,

 

1. Without info on your current router, we have no point of comparison. However, getting a powerful router may not provide a definite result since there are network environment factors that may affect its' effectivity.

2. You can look into extenders to add to halfway points between the router and the bedrooms and the office. Here are some NETGEAR extenders.

3. Powerlines with wireless capability can also be an option but can get tricky if electrical lines/breakers won't easily cooperate. Here are some NETGEAR powerlines.

4. A Mesh system is also worth considering if you are looking to simplify everything and have consistency. Here is a look into the NETGEAR Orbi system.

 

Regards,

 

Dexter

Community Team

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