I need to boost the WiFi in my room (I think). What device can I buy for cheap that will do this, even when the router is next door and inaccessible?
I am currently renting a room in a terraced house
. The rent includes the broadband. The wifi router is next door, in the landlord's other house. The landlord is...difficult. Difficult to get hold of, difficult to communicate with, difficult to get to actually do anything. So if I can, I need to do this w/o any help from him or actually physically getting at the router.
My desktop PC gets 5 bars of WiFi signal with a £20 wifi dongle. My 2012 Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus frequently have no bars and slow or no connection. Both devices had no problem with a cheap router one floor up and at the other end of the house where I lived a few weeks ago. So I assume they're not the problem.
I have an old Tomson 585 v2
It looks like I can't
just set up the old router as a repeater. Or if I could, I'd need to physically access the current Virgin router next door.
If I'm wrong, and I can, could somebody explain it to me like I'm 5?
If I'm right, is there something I can plug into the wall here and set up as a repeater/booster? Keeping in mind I have the WiFi password and the MAC address for the router next door, but not admin or physical access? Something cheap, ideally.