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ivang666
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hi all need a bit of help, as i suck at the internet,when you plug the extender in and see the ext.. do all household items need to be connected to that one or just the items that are out of the way from your wifi, and then keep all the closer items connected to the normal wifi name? sorry all thanks in advance

Model: WN3000RPv3|N300 WiFi Range Extender
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You can program each of your devices to connect to either or both Wi-Fi names.  If you program both, the device will usually try to connect to the stronger signal.  If you roam about, then the device may automatically switch to the other Wi-Fi connection, as necessary.  

 

Many devices, however, are pretty sticky about holding onto an existing Wi-Fi connection, even if a stronger signal is available.  In some cases, it's possible to walk next to the transmitter of one Wi-Fi network and still be connected to the other Wi-Fi network.  That's often a sign that the extender is too close to the router, but you obviously don't want to move the extender too far away where it can't maintain a good connection to the router, so there are tradeoffs to consider.  An extender is the embodiment of a bunch of compromises, so set your expectations accordingly.

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