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Wi-Fi extenders

I have had this need myself (though not to cover an acre) and I eventually got tired of the horrendously poor capabilities offered by ISP devices. Now, rather than using the WiFi settings of those ...
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Wi-Fi repeater recommendation

I would recommend getting WRT400N It's trending around $15 and you might be even able to negotiate down further. www.ebay.com/itm/172094577410 These are Dual-Band wireless-N Routers, so you can use ...
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Cheap, small, music server

I use OpenELEC on a dedicated computer, and have also set it up for a friend on a Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi 2 is highly recommended as the extra processing ability makes a big difference). It is a ...
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Cheap, small, music server

Purpose-built Linux distros have gotten very user-friendly in recent years. You can use a Raspberry Pi with HiFi audio running RuneAudio. No coding or even any Linux command-line required. If your ...
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Wi-Fi repeater recommendation

I used to use one of these to serve as a wireless receiver for a machine that only had an ethernet port. TP-LINK-TL-WR702N-Wireless-Repeater In addition to serving as a "wireless card" for my device ...
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Looking for specific router / access point brand

Based on your picture, and description involving "U" and "Q", it sounds like you are thinking of a product from Ubiquiti Networks. There was a very detailed article about them on Ars Technica last ...
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Domestic wifi Network Management

I've a fair amount of experience with homeplug - I'm not going to recommend specific models since I have no clue if the sinoji plugs I use are available elsewhere or are the best option outside my ...
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Domestic wifi Network Management

Looks like you've got some interference somewhere. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Bad placement of router Radio waves cannot easily travel through granite and other certain materials ...
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Wireless card for a DIY Linux router/firewall

I personally have yet to find a better component for this job than the Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter. Native linux support at least in debian/ubuntu AC/N/G ...
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Which cheap microcontroller with Wi-Fi to choose for IoT endpoint devices?

One option is Particle (f.k.a. Spark) Photon - STM32F205 ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller with Broadcom BCM43362 Wi-Fi module, 1MB flash, 128KB RAM for $19. Second option is WiFiMCU - STM32F411CE ARM ...
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Home router that logs per-device internet usage

Gargoyle provides exactly what you are looking for. You did not indicate what requirements you had for speed but I would guess that lack of AC Compatibility would not be a deal breaker being how much ...
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Best Wireless Access Point for HOT environment

I found the EnGenius ENS202 N300 on Newegg. This is a brand of wireless equipment this is designed for outdoor use. It rated up to 158 degrees. It's also water resistant with an IP55 rating, meanint ...
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Wireless Client Bridge and POE PSE in one brick

Since you like Ubiquiti (I love 'em) why not use their "In Wall" WiFi Access Point? What I like about this solution is that it does exactly what you are looking to do all in one box: Wifi Access ...
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Which wifi router can download and seed torrent?

You can get any of the routers which support the Tomato Open-source Router Firmware. This firmware includes in it the Transmission BitTorrent client which can do just about anything torrent... I'd ...
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High Performance Wireless Access Point for Closed WiFi Network

The "routers" that are available via the retail channel are not suitable for high demand type applications. Additionally, you said that you already had a "router" that acted as a DHCP server so there'...
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Single-band, 5GHz only WiFi router?

Routers and WiFi devices have to undergo certification to have the "WiFi" branding. Any router that does not have a 2.4 Ghz radio would not be backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n and may not ...
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Router under 80$ with OpenVPN support

All of GL.iNet routers are based on OpenWRT. You can get the GL-AR150 for $25 which is a pretty nice device with 16MB Flash ROM, 64MB RAM and 1 USB port. Also, you could go for some cheap TP-LINK ...
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First time smartphone buyer: Looking for a good phone for occasional use and testing Android Apps

For development it is a good idea to get a high-end phone. The nexus 5x is a high-end phone for a great price. It has a front facing speaker, 5.2 inch display with a 1920x1080 resolution. The CPU is a ...
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A good dual or even three channel router

These are the two routers which match your requirements and these were released recently. These are tri-band routers which do not reduce speed even when multiple devices are connected to the same ...
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What are some handheld-device/board with Wifi+Bluetooth+processor?

Most microcontroller boards less than $20 do not have Bluetooth/Wifi/Eth, or LCD ports. The Raspberry Pi is your best bet, but if you need something a bit cheaper with the same capabilities, I'd look ...
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Wireless card for a DIY Linux router/firewall

I recently decided to build my own wireless router - and I found the Airetos AEX-QCA9880-NX performing very well on my DIY machine: 3 channels 802.11ac/n/g in a miniPCIe shape.
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Weather station with API access

For those looking for a Weather station with an API i found some (not ordered): 1) Ambient Weather JSON Formatted Data Connection secured by key Lot of weather stations (from $100 to $1000) 2) ...
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Phone with physical keypad and hotspot

The big issue you're going to run into is the need for a hotspot. While there are still recycled and cheap phones made by one or two manufacturers which possess the other features, it's very rare ...
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Is there a home router to block gaming sites for 2 hours a day on weekdays only?

This question is a bit old - and maybe you already found a solution - but still for the sake of others I will post my answer here . I can not verdict anything specific regarding hardware ( a single ...
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WiFi range extender + router + bult-in data card

Industrial: Cisco offers products with this capability: 4G Routers. I have used their products to build similar configurations. There are many industrial products like this from Cisco and others. ...
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Which product will give a better Wi-Fi reception?

From a pure numbers standpoint, the Hiro's 5dBi antenna beats the Panda's 2dBi antenna, and both beat the Netgear's tiny on-board antenna, so it's likely the Hiro will give you the best reception of ...
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Portable WiFi Access Point with HTTP Server for File Downloads

Hostapd is hard to set up if you don't know what you are doing. I've had the same issue, I just couldn't make it work so I searched and found this beautiful script called create_ap. It can create a ...
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Car / bus 12 volt wifi router external storage

I chatted with rep from four-faith.com and they said I can buy from them. At worst I can enter into another chat to make the purchase happen. The model http://en.four-faith.com/f3a36h-...
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Wifi adapter for raspberry pi zero

What a coincidence, I've also got a RPi Zero. Check this out on Amazon.com, "Edimax EW-7811Un 150Mbps 11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter" It's only $8.99. It says it's compatible with RPi and RPi 2. I personally ...
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Wi-Fi Adapter for PC

Personally, I would spend the time and do a proper CAT5e/6 installation; meaning running cable in/through the walls, terminating properly, hiding the network gear so it's out of sight. The benefit of ...
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