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Park_Ranger
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Business hub wifi signal extender

 

I've read other posts on this board with regard to extending the wifi signal over a longer distance, I would like to extend my signal to an outside workshop, I do get a signal there but it's quite weak.

 

I can't use homeplugs because it's a seperate power supply.

 

The popular access point seems to be the TP-Link TL-WA701ND, so I guess that would be the one to go for.

 

My question is will it allow me access to Openzone with my smart phone in the workshop through the access point ?

 

 

 

 

 

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astar27
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Re: Business hub wifi signal extender

no it won't
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Re: Business hub wifi signal extender

Powerlines normally work within your own main feed to your house, even on different distribution boards.

 

You cannot repeat the Openzone (BT Wifi) signal using a wireless repeater, but you can repeat your own SSID.

 

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Park_Ranger
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Re: Business hub wifi signal extender

 

 

Keith_Beddoe it's a totally seperate power supply from the transformer up the road.

 

Ok so l can't get openzone from the access point on my mobile but I will be ab;le to connect to my broadband connection with it then ? 

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Re: Business hub wifi signal extender

That would present a problem Smiley Sad

 

Is running an Ethernet cable a realistic option? If not, then a wireless repeater is the only option.

 

The WA701ND works fine, you can find the instructions on my help pages.

 

You do need to be able to position it where there is some signal for it to repeat.

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Park_Ranger
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Re: Business hub wifi signal extender

 

 

 

Ok, the TP-Link works just fine, it does actually pick up openzone, but there's no need for that because it's only neccessary to log into your broadband.

 

One little niggle with it, and it may be changable in setting or lease time or something, I need to reboot the TP-Link in the mornings to be able to connect with my phone and wireless workshop PC.

 

Then all day it's OK.

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Park_Ranger
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Re: Business hub wifi signal extender

Bumped for Keith.

 

Maybe you have some idea mate ?

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Distinguished Sage
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Re: Business hub wifi signal extender

What are you actually using at the moment?

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Park_Ranger
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Re: Business hub wifi signal extender

Using the TP-Link TL-WA701ND to extend the wireless signal from a business hub to the workshop, PC in workshop is wireless, and smart phone, neither will connect untill the TP-Link is rebooted in the morning, then all is fine.

 

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Re: Business hub wifi signal extender

Are you using it as a universal repeater, or access point?

 

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