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chukka
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Extend wifi range

Can anyone advise.

 

I have a BT Broadband homehub 2.0. it works great, no issues.

 

I have an office 80m from my house (far side) do not want to hardwire a new line in but want to extend the wifi range from the current hub to my pc and printer etc.

 

I have looked at repeaters but it is not clear and can not find the forum appropriate.

 

I can not use a plug socket option as not on the same ringmain. i also have to transmit it through a few walls and past the garage.....

 

Can anyone advise on best way to do it as quite sure it must be possible.

 

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colinemordy
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Re: Extend wifi range

Hi, I have a similar problem and have purchased a powerline adapter that I am awaiting delivery of. If you read the reviews on Amazon, many people say that they connect perfectly on different ring mains. This is the kit I purchased:  TP-Link TL-PA211KIT 200Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter - Twin Pack

From my research it seems that you will be unlucky if you can't connect this way. The issue is how good your electrics are (how much "noise" is created), not how many ring mains you have.

Worst that can happen is you waste £35. You can always stick them on Ebay if no joy.

Best of luck.

Colin.

 

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Re: Extend wifi range

Read this thread, which also applies to the home hub 2.

 

http://community.bt.com/t5/BB-Speed-Connection-Issues/Extending-the-range-of-the-Home-Hub-3/m-p/3337...

 

Configuration details here

 

http://community.bt.com/t5/BB-Speed-Connection-Issues/Connecting-a-TP-Link-WA-701nd-to-the-BT-home-h...

 

You still need somewhere to locate a repeater, normally on the edge of the coverage range.

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colinemordy
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Re: Extend wifi range

In case anyone is interested............... I plugged the Powerline adapters in at opposite ends of the house and the system works fine. The whole thing was just too easy for words.

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Re: Extend wifi range

Powerline adapters are usually the simplest solution, even if you have to plug in a wireless access point at the remote end, for wifi-only devices.

 

There is now a single thread replacing the links above.

 

http://community.bt.com/t5/BB-Speed-Connection-Issues/Extending-Wireless-Range-of-Home-Hubs-Informat...

 

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