Question Need help extending my wireless network

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I'm trying to get a better wireless connection in my basement. My modem/router is on my 2nd floor. Wireless speeds on 1st or 2nd floors are 100+ mpbs but drop down to 15 mpbs in the basement. I've got Xfinity/Comcast with the incoming cable going to the basement to a 6 way splitter (one cable going to each room with a coaxial jack - two go to TVs, one to the modem). I previously had FiOS so I've still got a wireless extender that I got from them. I tried going from the splitter (using one of the unused rooms connection) to the wireless extender. After I tried syncing the networks, none of them worked. I also tried doing ethernet over powerline but the connection is just as slow as the wireless.

Here are two options that I came up with but not sure which is best or if they would work.

1. Not sure I completely understand MoCA but since the extender is MoCA but the modem is not, I would need to put a MoCA adapter between the coax input and modem. Then I can put the extender into the splitter as I had previously done and the networks should combine. Or do I need another adapter between splitter and extender? I was thinking of the Actionteq WCB2000N. Not sure it would work or if I need something like the Actionteq ECB6200S02

2. I could install another modem/router to the splitter instead of a wireless extender (assume it would work since it would be just like the current set up: xfinity to splitter to modem/router). Issue would be the networks created would be completely separate. If this would work, I could use this opportunity to update my modem/router since its about 3 years old now.

If anyone has any input or directions, that would be great. I'm looking for something simple (unlikely that I install ethernet cables in the wall) and hopefully inexpensive. Sorry for the long post but I wanted to give whatever details you may need to help. Thank you in advance.

Current Modem: ARRIS SB6141
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJHDZSI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Current Router: TP Link AC1900
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PDLRHFW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Current Wireless Extender: Actionteq WCB6200Q
https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-802-11ac-Extender-Internet-Antennas/dp/B01BV1Y3W2/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1S30Z5ISIP6E4&keywords=actiontec+wireless+network+extender&qid=1567726376&s=electronics&sprefix=wireless+extender+action,electronics,147&sr=1-3

Prospective MoCA Adapter: Actionteq WCB2000N
https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Dual-Band-Wireless-Extender-Ethernet/dp/B00FKTMWDE/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=moca+adapter&qid=1567727133&s=gateway&sr=8-6

Prospective MoCA Adapter: Actionteq ECB6200S02
https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Bonded-Ethernet-Adapter-ECB6200S02/dp/B013J7OBUU/ref=pd_bxgy_147_2/135-5498310-2353468?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B013J7OBUU&pd_rd_r=b1bb10c2-a705-4056-b6d8-faca035039f3&pd_rd_w=QGwta&pd_rd_wg=ORVXZ&pf_rd_p=a2006322-0bc0-4db9-a08e-d168c18ce6f0&pf_rd_r=AT3BYESMJG083T3MESSZ&psc=1&refRID=AT3BYESMJG083T3MESSZ
 
Sep 5, 2019
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Maybe instead of the extender, you need a repeater.
I was thinking about that but was reading its doesn't always get a better result since I currently do get WiFi signal in the basement but slow. Maybe I'm mistaken. Worth a shot though. Thank you!

What do you think about the current modem/router? Does it need an upgrade? My internet is 150mpbs since its just 2 people and both do support that speed.
 

saint19

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If your current devices are working good I do not see why you should change it, that AC1900 is really good and at least that you think n migrate to a higher plan that does not support that Arris modem, I would not change that for now.
 

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