wi fi repeaters?

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  1. john>III

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    Hi, is there any such thing as a wi-fi repeater? I'm working with a Yamaha MusicCast wireless audio system and wanted to extend the range of 90 feet. Is there such a product? How do places like airports and public parks get such large coverage? Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.
     
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    With miles of wire, I assure you – not wireless.
     
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    Wayne is partially right... large spaces like airports use lots of wire and lots of access points. There are, however, Wi Fi repeaters (also called range extenders). They're not cheap ($50 - $100 a piece depending on brand) but may be what you need for your application.
     
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    A lot of my old 5 year old wi-fi gear has bridging features. So that's an option as well.
     
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    As far as I know, any wireless access point can "join in" an existing wireless network (creating a "Mesh"), but I've never done this myself.

    Apple's AirPort Express specifically spells this out as a feature of the product.
     

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