How to extend wireless VIDEO signal

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How to extend wireless VIDEO signal

How can the range of the wireless video signal be extended to reach a set top receiver located in an area where the signal strength is poor?  I thought about bridging the Uverse RG to another AP located midway between the RG and set top receiver but my other AP does not support WPS.  Is there a work around?

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Re: How to extend wireless VIDEO signal

chillywit - Do you have one or two wireless receivers (aka STBs)?

If one, move the WAP closer with a longer cat5 cable from monoprice.com. If two you need to find the sweet spot that works with both STBs.
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I have 2 STBs but need POE to reach the sweet spot in between them. I'd really like to know if it's possible to bridge a STB to another AP to extend video range. I don't know how the video signal is handled by the WAP. Would extending WiFi signal for internet also extend video signal strength as well?

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No either hardwire one STB or move WAP halfway between, or hardwire both wifi receivers and eliminate WAP.
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Re: How to extend wireless VIDEO signal


chillywit wrote:

I have 2 STBs but need POE to reach the sweet spot in between them. I'd really like to know if it's possible to bridge a STB to another AP to extend video range. I don't know how the video signal is handled by the WAP. Would extending WiFi signal for internet also extend video signal strength as well?


 

 

Although the WAPs and wireless STBs use wireless standards, I'm pretty sure their linking and communications are proprietary. More than likely the AT&T WAPs will only accept connections from the AT&T wireless STBs and the wireless STBs will only connect to the AT&T WAPs.

 

The only way to stay wireless on the STBs is to move the WAP, either with a long ethernet cable from the RG, or an Ethernet over powerline device (EoP).

 

Or eliminate the wireless STB headaches altogether and use EoP devices for both of your (currently) wireless STBs. Should be able to do that for any where from $60 - $80 bucks for the lower end EoP products.

 

 

 

 

 




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You can also improve your wireless signal by raising the router /modem along with finding a central location in your home.

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