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WorriedParent
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Daisy chain BT 610 extenders?

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Good afternoon,

Is it possible to daisy chain BT 610 WiFi extenders, that is to run a second extender off the signal from the first?

Thank you.

 

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lnajr02
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yes but the internet speed may reduce
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WorriedParent
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Thank you, but to be clear, do you mean the wifi speed, and if so will it reduce from the second extender only or affect the whole system?

 

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Daisy chaining wifi extenders is not desirable, speed reduces in the order of 50% each time you add one. Having said that, you can use multiple extenders providing each one has direct access to the hub.

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gg30340
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Rubbish signal in, rubbish signal out. By the time you want to use them you are probably at the outer reaches of your wireless signal so by extending it again you are using an even weaker signal to start with. 

If you have to extend your wireless network you would be better to either use a Mesh system or the cheaper option of wireless powerline adaptors. The transfer the broadband signal via your electrical circuit and then act as a wireless access point.They might not be suitable depending on the electical circuits in your property.

WorriedParent
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Thanks to everyone who replied.

To sum up, it seems it's not a good idea!

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gg30340
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Not necessarily a bad idea but one that will not work as hoped.

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I wouldn't recommend it.

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lnajr02
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When joining the extenders:
1. If you are connecting wirelessly between extender to extender the performance for the second extender will usually be less than the speed and offered by the first extender.
2. Both extenders should not broadcast the same SSID as the main router. Many people like to setup extenders to clone the same SSID to avoid programming devices with two separate SSIDs. If you do this then the device will stay connected to the first WiFi SSID it connects and will remain connected to the first WiFi point until it’s lost.
3. Think of your home as a set of rings / areas each will offer WiFi but the quality will be only a percentage of the service it’s being served by.
4. It will not work like a mesh system, It’s ok for fixed positions but not recommended if you are moving across the home say using face-time and walking about.
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