How to get the Internet Wireless Coverage for basement?


I couldn't browse Internet in my basement. I do not want to buy another router that provide full coverage for the whole house. I've seen some kind of products like Range Extenders.
Are they reliable to provide the wireless coverage to basement from router?

Is there any other way to get the coverage in basement?
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Michael FowlerSolutions ConsultantCommented:
There are quite a number of options on the market but at the end of the day most repeaters/extenders are not very good. Have a look at this article for some good options

Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
The range extenders rely on a signal which they repeat. Range extenders work great if there is any usable signal at all, and wireless access points offer a signal when connected to a LAN cable. That's the only real difference between them. Either one would work fine for your purposes. The 50% loss refers to the fact that the range extender uses half the bandwidth to communicate with the base signal, but that will not likely affect Internet speeds...only file transfers, streaming movies from another computer, etc.
I suggest PowerLine adapters.
e.g. Linksys PLWK400 kit
You didn't tell us where you were, so those might not fit your outlets if you're not in the USA.

Anyway... you plug in an ethernet cable to a LAN port on your router and the other end plugs into the PLEK400 adapter. The PLEK400 then plugs into the nearest wall outlet (do not plug it into a power strip or UPS, as those usually have filters which will attenuate the signal).
In the basement, you plug the PLW400 adapter into a wall outlet, 'pair' it with the PLEK400, and voila - you have wireless signal in the basement. The PLW400 adapter also has an RJ45 port, so you can connect a computer to that adapter using a cable, or even a switch to that adapter to hardwire multiple devices through the PLW400, in addition to its wireless.

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I concur with the PowerLine adapter recommendation.  I do a lot of houses and generally have good luck putting an inexpensive wireless router (which won't cost you much more than a good range extender) into the mix via PowerLine adapters, and setting it to WAP mode.  Make sure your channels are non-overlapping (1,6,11) on b/g and try to get a dual radio router (2.4ghz and 5ghz) so that you can handle 802.11n separately.
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