Choosing a Broadband Provider

An old house. Each room is pre wired for broadband using cat 5 wiring , i.e., there are physical sockets in each room that are live. However, the broadband company(eircom) only provided one Wireless Router and as the house is old, the signal can only be picked up in the rooms immediately adjacent to the existing wireless router.

The client wants about 3 more wireless devices so that they have Wi-Fi everywhere within the house.

What would be my best option for a wireless routers that are compatible with each other?
Also that they have good quality signal strenght?
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Andy MInternal Systems ManagerCommented:
You don't actually need routers for each room, just additional wifi access points. As you already have the cabling just purchase additonal access points and connect them in accordingly. It depends on budgets, size of rooms, etc as to what to buy.

We have supplied ubiquiti (https://www.ubnt.com/enterprise/) ap's to a few of our clients - they plug straight into network via cat5 and use a central piece of software installed onto a network machine to broadcast the same wifi from each device. Easy to setup/configure and work really well.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
3 of these might be a good buy, for small offices they are perfect and they come with free monitor/controller software.

Mind you, these are Access Points, they also have routers, but since you have one, AP's should be enough.
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Before adding any access points, use these Wifi signal evaluators to determine where you have signal and where you don't. it's a few download and can be run on a laptop.

http://www.netspotapp.com/netspotpro.html
http://lizardsystems.com/wi-fi-scanner

Hope this helps you prepare before installing anything else on that building!
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