Long distance Wireless Access Point
I have a Plusnet router and I need a wireless access point in my garage, 50m away. I have run the cable out, crimped the RJ45s and tested them - all 8 lights on. When I connect the WAP (a TP Link, but I get the same results with my Apple airport express) I get a signal for about 5 seconds, then nothing, then after a minute perhaps another 5 seconds, then a minute or so latter another 5 seconds.
Anyone any ideas? When I link the WAP with a 1 meter cable it works fine...
Re: Long distance Wireless Access Point
What happens if you connect a computer rather than a WAP at the far end?
Have the RJ45 plugs got distorted during crimping causing poor connections? The tester may have more resilient sockets. I have had so many problems in the past that I now only use wall sockets which are much easier to wire. They also look neater. Obviously you need patch cables as well but these are as cheap as chips.