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Garden WiFi?

I am on Fibre with BT Halo 2 and have the complete WiFi package - with one extra disc get good coverage throughout my admittedly small house. Am putting in a home office at bottom of garden - I know the complete WIFi guarantee doesn't cover outbuildings - but what is the best way to get good coverage in the new office?

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Re: Garden WiFi?

@DeChi 

Run an Ethernet cable and connect a wireless access point to the end of it.

https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/access-point/tl-wa901n/

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Re: Garden WiFi?

Thanks Keith

So the ethernet cable connect to my BT router - and the wireless N access point to its other end - and then all devices in the office can get a signal from it?

 

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Re: Garden WiFi?


@DeChi wrote:

Thanks Keith

So the ethernet cable connect to my BT router - and the wireless N access point to its other end - and then all devices in the office can get a signal from it?

 


Yes, that would be correct, and its the same solution offered to other forum members.

Typical threadshttps://community.bt.com/t5/Home-setup-Wi-Fi-network/Help-Running-a-120ft-extension-from-home-to-she...

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Re: Garden WiFi?

Alternatively, if your home office is fed from the same mains consumer unit as your house, you could use powerline adapters in lieu of an Ethernet cable.

https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/powerline/

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Re: Garden WiFi?

OK is one set up better than the other ?

 

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Re: Garden WiFi?

In terms of performance, probably little in it as long as your electrical wiring is in good nick. In terms of installation, the Ethernet solution obviously involves digging a trench, drilling holes etc whilst the powerlne solution just requires plugging in 2 devices.

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Re: Garden WiFi?

Don't powerline extenders only work reliably if both the master and slave adapters are on the same mains ring, or has that issue been overcome now?

ISTR that the coils in the RCDs in most consumer units blocked the RF that carries the internet signal from working between different rings?

 

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Re: Garden WiFi?

They usually work ok between rings, it's different consumer units they don't seem to like, but that's not always the case.

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