Best solution I've found is to use the cheap repeater and let it do all the work. The CHIP WiFi is simply not good. I would add that I have mine set up as it is meant, as a "community" resource. The repeater is in a 3rd floor loft. It's open to all who can see the repeater's SSID. Don't have a connection log started yet, but would be interesting to know if anyone has ever connected to it besides me.