Trouble with internet throughout the house

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Our internet can not be accessed but in one room in the house. In the past, we were able to reach internet all over the house but last few months we can't
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Sally Power Palmore

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Bob Lexus

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Do you have the modem with the blue circle on the side?

If so, the built in wifi is pathetic - get a better router
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Bob Lexus

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Those inexpensive repeaters, especially the ones that simply plug into wall outlet, cut thruput by no less than 50%

True they are handy and an easy way to extend the range of the wifi but do expect to cut in half the speed of the connection to the downstream users.
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They do. But typically you still get enough speed to do what is needed. Of course if you already get low primetime speeds from Viasat and that gets cut in half, it might be too low to do anything.
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Maybe consider going with a device that operates on the RF level instead of a logic level.  This device won't cut the speed and will send your signal down the street.
 
My 2 cents anyway.  I would go for power.
 
similar devices are available for 5Ghz WiFi
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I know someone who works for a particular online store, and this person says that a slew of those plug in repeaters end up coming back, either by people returning them because they don't like them, or because they don't work very well.  

They're a perfect example of "you get what you pay for."  
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ExSatUser

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Mine have worked well. But they are not easy to configure.
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I've never used one, but then my home is very small.  If I needed a repeater/extender, I think I might try it.  After all, they're pretty cheap.  

On Amazon there's one model with which they've sold over 40,000.  It's the most sold thing I've ever seen on there, though I'm sure other things have sold more.  It's Netgear, so I'm sure it would work with my Netgear router, were I using it.