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Hi, I am sick of our wireless around the office. There are so many blind spots.... Slow Wireless.

I decided to go all out and purchase a Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Point which set me back £650

TO be honest it seems to be just as bad as my £60 netgear access point.

I have set it up on 2.4g with it setup for range.

Is there a nack to this or can you recommend a repeater?
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Ok, great advice thanks both of you.

One last thing, the cisco AP is powered by PoE, it is giving an error that the PoE is only giving it 15.4 watts. Could fixing this help the range?
You would be best to connect the Cisco by high speed Ethernet if at all possible. PoE is OK for short, close range.
Ok, how should I power the AP? It only has an ethernet port and a console port?
I have not used this device. You mean it has no Power port?  If not, it may not be the best product for you.
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Hi, I didnt assume because its Cisco it would be good I assumed because it was £600 it would be good...

I have just installed the proper power module and its stopped complaining, Signal is still poor.

Can you recommend any repeaters I can connect to this to boost signal in blind spots?

I am using a Cisco 3702i

Thanks
There are a number of range extenders. Two decent ones are:

Linksys RE6500HG and TP-Link TL-WA830RE
IMHO using repeaters will not do you much good as you will decrease network throughput with that and since you still have to provide at least a power cable for it I would still recommend extending your network with additional proper access points and just replace the power cable with a UTP cable and go with PoE.
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Personally I would recommend The CISCO Meraki Range, they are very easy to install and configure and have a great interface that can be monitored and used remotely.

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