We've recently moved into a three story Georgian townhouse - thick walls!! The BT router is sited on the first floor and gives good coverage on that floor and not bad on the top floor.
Downstairs there's an AC1200 Extender which is sited well and is getting a good signal from the main router. Most equipment attached to this extender is getting 'good' or 'excellent' signals.
In addition, there's a BT network-over-the-mains pair with the remote unit in my office.
My issues are three-fold!
I don't expect the full 80mbs by wifi, but it's proving very hard to work at the moment!
Are the range extender 'discs' the only answer (apart from running a LAN through the house!!!).
If you need 100% reliable connectivity, the only way to go is Ethernet. Wifi extenders are a very poor option in my view, their location by definition is always going to be a compromise and they halve the speed of any wifi signal as they are transmitting and receiving on the same channel. Powerline adators are usually more succesful but are reliant on good mains wiring.
Thanks @licquorice. Well being a bit old-school myself I'd agree with your opinion on extenders - it's a shame no-one has produced a Duplex design.
Our wiring is newish - last 4 years and so I'm a little surprised that the data transmission is so poor. I've tried the units on the same ring and differents rings but the red light on data remains!
Hmm, does seem rather odd, I have a set of 3 mini hotspot 500s here that work fine on 40 year old wiring.