General Networking/Lan/Wan/Extending a MiFi Hotspot
My wife and I live in a rural area where we cannot get cable internet. Our best internet option at our home is Verizon's 4G service, so we purchased a 4G WiFi hotspot. The problem with the hotspot is that it can only connect to 5 devices at a time, and we have several devices that use WiFi (phones, laptop, tablet, thermostat, TV, etc).
I'm wanting to buy a device that will extend my WiFi network, enabling me to connect more devices (and possibly extending the range of my network). Unfortunately, I don't know what I'm looking for. I'm a bit of a networking newbie. Do I need a repeater or a bridge or what? Of course, I'd like the solution to my problem to be affordable as well. But if you could provide any recommendations (general or specific), I sure would appreciate it. Thanks a ton in advance.
Yes this can be done. But, I'm not sure how much you are going to like the answer. This could be a bit on the tricky side! so you may wish for some local help to get this setup.
It won't cost a lot of money for the gear. But this isn't going to be 10 minutes to configure ...
Please note: 3rd party firmware installs for a router should be done CAREFULLY - and probably by someone that has done it before. If that goes sideways you can turn your router into a brick.