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RE: weak wifi signal due to router far away - help

Homeplug. 

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RE: weak wifi signal due to router far away...

If your ISP is BT, get one of these:

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meh

run a wire.

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Homeplug

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weak wifi signal due to router far away - help needed please!

 

nads wrote:
run a wire.

nads wrote:
run a wire.

 

:quest:

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don't know why this didn't work

 

Our sky router is in the kitchen connected to the ps3 and we use a laptop and ipad in the lounge which is approx 30 feet away but we have a very weak connection, particularly on the ipad.
When we take the laptop or ipad nearer the router they work fine.

What can i get to boost the signal in the lounge?

I had a look on ebay and found these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150Mbps-WIRELESS-N-USB-ADAPTER-LAN-NETWORK-WiF...

but maybe barking up the wrong tree??

 

the laptop has wifi built in.

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If your feeling Blue Peter you could build a parabolic reflector out of card and tinfoil Smile

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i'm about as un blue peter as they come!

isn't there anything to plug into the laptop i can use?

i've already got homeplugs connected to the lounge tv for sky anytime +

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-PA211KIT-200Mbps-Powerline-Ethernet/dp/B004INVKP4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335903793&sr=8-1

As suggested by others.

these are the ones i've already got funnily enough as mentioned above

maybe i should get a single one then and connect it to the laptop and run off the router like the sky anytime plus does?

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what about the weak ipad wifi signal??

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RE: weak wifi signal due to router far away -

How old is your router? If its a wireless g router then that is possibly one reason as to why your signal is weak. Another is if you have thick walls.

You could try increasing the height of the router.................... :grin: it does work though!

A Wireless N router is much much better and its indoor & outdoor range is supposed to be x2 that of wireless g. 

Your iPad runs off wireless N and so having it hook up to a wireless N router would make for a much better connection. If changing to a N doesn't solve the problem then you may need a wireless access point. Such as:  http://www.buffalo-technology.com/en/airstation-nfiniti-highpower-giga-wireless-n-router-access-point.html

 

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RE: weak wifi signal due to router far away - help needed please

think its about 3-4 years old so not sure what type it is.

maybe i'll call sky and see if they do a better router first.

appreciate all the ideas

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so homeplugs should sort out the issue with the laptop, but how do i boost the ipad wifi signal??

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ferris wrote:

so homeplugs should sort out the issue with the laptop, but how do i boost the ipad wifi signal??

If you have a spare wierless router kicking about (or buy one s/h from ebay, you can pick 'em up for peanuts) use it as an Access Point...

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