Wifi extender

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Everybody in my.house has wifi service.I am.stuck in a back room with no service.for a month so I buy a wifi extender I do everything it tells me and the wps wont sync with I also used a laptop and tried it online it wont find the router im going crazy I just spent money on something that doesnt work now is it the router it self or my extender
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Donald Ross

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Michael McDowell

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Try setting up the extender or laptop close to the router then moving it further away if you get it to connect.
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Donald Ross

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I wasnt.expecting a.response that quick lol but I.tried that as well my phone and.xbox has no problem picking.up the router so I called tp link and they said I have to call exede because its not.finding.router
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J&J

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You may need to set up the repeater using an Ethernet cable connected to the Exede modem and enter the security settings manually.  It should store the settings long enough to plug it in at it's destination.  If the repeater can't find the Exede modem from it's desired location it may be it is just too far away.  Have you considered powerline adapters|?  They have a great range especially if both units are plugged into the same 110V circuit branch at the breaker box.
 
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Donald Ross

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They are kissing each other and no signal guna.have to.call exede or.find out how to get into the router system and see whats going.on because my dad and brother messed with it
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Waldemar Rivera

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I switched to Hughesnet and got rid of all problems that I had with Exede.
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Bradley

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Nice. Go troll their forums now and the transition will be complete.
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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Yes. Best of luck with your Hughesnet.
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Flowerchild62

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I love my Viasat. I just want something to boost the power signal to my WHOLE house.
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Andy Schack

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There are several things you can do, the easiest is to buy and set up a good wifi extender. I've used this one for many customers and it works great and is super easy to set up 
https://www.amazon.com/Netgear-WN2500RP-100NAS-Desktop-Extender-WN2500RP/dp/B006V72AHC/ref=sr_1_14?i...

Andy
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johnny c

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Good morning Donald,

To echo J&J, don't put the extender/repeater in the room where you don't have a signal, put it about mid way between the mod/router and the room, within 30 feet or so, it has to pickup the signal before it can extend it. 

If  you don't have success you can consider the a mesh type (several overlapping repeaters)  system, consisting of 3 or 4 repeaters placed in your home.  I know of one system that a friend set up and he has excellent coverage with a large home to include his front porch and back deck.  These systems run about 250 dollars.
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