I have a detached garage at my apartment that I want to connect to my network. The signal quality is poor, however I have successfully connected a raspberry pi with a TP-link N150 USB wireless adapter to my wifi network. I can communicate with the device, although the connection is slow. I have been trying to connect a TP-Link AC1750 wifi range extender, but despite repeated attempts and moving the extender as close as possible, I can't get a connection. A wired network connection is not possible. My question is, why would a small low power USB wifi adapter be able to connect to my wifi network when an AC1750 range extender can't? Are there other methods that I could try for extending my network?