HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
If your ISP is BT, get one of these:
run a wire.
Not a HiFi Nut. Just has a pile of Nads.
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:
but maybe barking up the wrong tree??
the laptop has wifi built in.
If your feeling Blue Peter you could build a parabolic reflector out of card and tinfoil
Paul's BR/805 system thread
(where the photos live) Paul's Flickr page
As suggested by others.
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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 +
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?
what about the weak ipad wifi signal??
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.................... 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
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
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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