Sister-in-law wants to put a smart TV in the bedroom that’s at the far end of her house from her DSL modem and wi-fi router. The wi-fi signal drops dramatically right outside of the bedroom door. We’ve tried 3 different routers and the signal dies at the same place, no matter which router we tried.
Running an ethernet line from the router to the far bedroom isn’t feasible, so I’m thinking that a wi-fi extender may be a possibility. I’ve never installed one nor actually seen one in use. So can anybody on the Dope recommend an extender or give me some helpful hints for the installation of one? Do these extenders actually work? Any caveats when installing one? I found some threads on this topic from 2013 and 2014, but I’m hoping that somebody has more recent information to share.
Or, alternatively, is a power line adapter a feasible way to extend the network? Again, I’ve never installed or used one of these.
Any info that can be sent my way would be beneficial!