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Extend Base Station Range (Without using WiFi Extender)

I would like to have a base station range extender device that I can plug into any socket extending the range of my existing base station. I do not want to have multiple base stations. I simply want a solution that is easy and simple to install so that I can have cameras in the garage or garden, while at the same time protecting my house.

Comments
STSMAN
Follower

It is a bit astounding that if I want to extend the range of my Arlo cameras I need to add another hardwired (Cat5) Hub/Station, in this day and age?  The company that founded Arlo makes the Orbi Mesh systems that self replicate. Arlo really needs to come up with a better option for this.

jywill
Fledgling

I spent a lot of money covering my property with WiFi, so i can use my wireless devices with strong signals anywhere on the large property, inside and out.  Now I spent a bunch of money on Arlo cameras and can't use them except in one small area.  It defeats the whole purpose of having the cameras.  I want one at my gate entry, on my driveway etc etc.  Seems very odd there is no solution or way to tie the cameras into my network.  Am i missing something?  or is this a useless product at this point?  except for covering a small area around one building.  I thought the "wireless" camera was going to be like the Nest cameras I have been using, tied into my local network and able to place anywhere on my property!  Powered by solar in the remote areas....

Also support was not useful at all.  

imuscle
Aspirant

Hello, it seems the arlo company could care less about this problem...many many have contacted me about the same problem...they want you to buy more than one Arlo system so they can charge you more for the same service...they want you to set up two ARLO routers...they think that is the fix...I am told a different company will be releasing their system which will allow you to use any router...that will solve this issue...I will gladly get rid of ARLO and switch...I cannot wait...

MGD1
Aspirant

Given that the Pro 3 Floodlight can be used without a base station it seems that the range + base station only connection limitations are purposeful.  They were the clear market leader when I was researching and I bought the highest spec model of the time (Ultra).  Its a bummer and a bit odd as this limit is counter intuitive for a product that is wireless.  The whole point of going wireless is to free yourself from the restrictions of wiring or having to locate the cameras close to power sources etc.    

Grambo765
Novice

Wish I had read this prior to wasting all this money on Netgear WiFi extenders and additional arlo hubs.  Very frustrating to watch such low quality software fail time and again.