Because of the layout of the house, it appears that BlueCurve doesn't reach everywhere, and I need to add a wifi extender. Am thinking of a NetGear WiFi RangeExtender (EX3700) and wonder whether there might be an issues with it and BlueCurve.
Appreciate any thoughts and experiences.
Can you buy one from a store that offers a "no-questions-asked-money-back-guarantee", and try it?
I use a HP keyboard and a Microsoft mouse with my DELL desktop computer, and I have no issues among the 3 companies. So, I expect that there will NOT be any problems between the BlueCurve hardware (not manufactured by Shaw) and the extender (not manufactured by Shaw).
I was looking at the Netgear extenders, but was reading about how they change the devices' mac addresses when they pass through the extender. I am pretty sure this will mess up the BlueCurve management features. If you try it, please let us know how it works.
So, an update. Just got 2 TP-Link AC1750 Wi-Fi extenders, and just installed the first one. Installation quick, seems to work like a charm after about 5 min process. Now am off to setting up the second one...
@MStraight There isn't a specific brand or model that we would endorse, the original poster in this thread indicated the TP Link was working for them. An electronics retailer in your area that sells this equipment would likely be able to make some suggestions as to which devices they recommend.
I agree that $10/month adds up. I opted to get a Netgear WiFi Range Extender EX2700 for $36.95+GST from BestBuy. So far I'm pleased with the WiFi quality - and the price!
Though Shaw's BlueCurve box does not support WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) for one click set up, you can easily add the EX2700 to your home network and extended your WiFi. Set up took me 2 minutes.
I'm sure Shaw's WiFi PODS and mesh network are a 'Cadillac', but for my purposes - supporting a single Blink XT2 WiFi security camera in my detached garage, about 70 feet from the Shaw BlueCurve WiFi gateway - I'm happy with my 'Hyundai'.