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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking for a wifi extender to use for gaming/ streaming. The modem is close enough that I'm in range for the 5ghz speed but it doesn't feel like 5ghz when playing and my ping spikes like crazy at times. We pay for 300 Mbps on cox (their ultimate internet service). So I'm curious about what good 5ghz wifi extender would be good, preferably at or under 50~80. Thanks!

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7 hours ago, Chevin said:

I'm looking for a wifi extender to use for gaming/ streaming. The modem is close enough that I'm in range for the 5ghz speed but it doesn't feel like 5ghz when playing and my ping spikes like crazy at times. We pay for 300 Mbps on cox (their ultimate internet service). So I'm curious about what good 5ghz wifi extender would be good, preferably at or under 50~80. Thanks!

An extender will cut your bandwidth in half. They are not made for streaming or gaming. Look in to power line adapters or Moca adapters. Though they are likely to be more than your budget.


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2 hours ago, Donut417 said:

An extender will cut your bandwidth in half. They are not made for streaming or gaming. Look in to power line adapters or Moca adapters. Though they are likely to be more than your budget.

Thanks! I'll look into these more. I didn't realize there were stuff other than just a wifi extender. Can either of them support 5ghz speeds?

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4 hours ago, Chevin said:

Thanks! I'll look into these more. I didn't realize there were stuff other than just a wifi extender. Can either of them support 5ghz speeds?

Power line adapers use the electrical wires in the walls. Speeds are dependant on the quality of your wiring and the distance between the two adapters. Moca use 1 Ghz to 1.5 Ghz on the Coax line, so it can coexist with you Cable providers signal. Moca is rated for up to 800 Mbps. These are generally wired solutions. Some of these might include WiFi but you will have to look for those products specifically. 


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15 hours ago, Chevin said:

I'm looking for a wifi extender to use for gaming/ streaming. The modem is close enough that I'm in range for the 5ghz speed but it doesn't feel like 5ghz when playing and my ping spikes like crazy at times. We pay for 300 Mbps on cox (their ultimate internet service). So I'm curious about what good 5ghz wifi extender would be good, preferably at or under 50~80. Thanks!

If you are getting a good speed on WiFi now, then that would suggest you don't need an extender at all.

 

The quality of your router/WiFi Access Point, WiFi client adapter, what channels you are using, are all things you may need to look into however.


Modems: 2 x VMG3925-B10B V5.13(AAVF.12)C0-jumbo
Router: i5-7200U appliance running pfSense.
ISP: Zen Unlimited Fibre 2 + Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra. (~60Mbit each)

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