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Wireless network design help !

PaulK101
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Wireless network design help !

Hi All

Im in need of some help so just throwing this one out there.

We have just had a garden room built outside all good there.

 

So Its a fair way from the Router so i put in a Wireless range extender as below.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PKX1ZD1?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

So it worked then dropped then worked then dropped.....

 

I soon worked out that all the time the Kitchen door was open and the door to the room was open signal was great as soon as the door was closed the signal was lost.

Perhaps a Wireless range extender with a little more power is called for ..? 

Any thoughts \ Ideas 

 

Kr

Paul

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Champnet
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Re: Wireless network design help !

I had a similar problem when we wanted an Intertnet connection in the summerhouse down the garden. For setting it up the shortest route was down the path, through the garage and into the back. Perfect connection but he Wife constantly compained it wasn't working. I spent hours trying all sorts of options but I hadn't realised that when closing the metal garage door all signals failed....
We had a television engineer install a dish in the shed, he happened to mention he did network cabling. For £30 he installed an ethernet line through the garage from the house, I added a wi-fi access unit, everybody happy.
So, might be worth ringing round your local TV installers.........

Dan_the_Van
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Re: Wireless network design help !

The device you selected really requires a good wireless connection for the best performance.

If you have power in the summerhouse you could try TP-Link AV1000 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline ac Wi-Fi Kit, Dual Band Speed Up to 1200 Mbps or similar.

It will require a free LAN port on your Hub, it will provide wireless and a single LAN.

HTH

Baldrick1
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Re: Wireless network design help !

@PaulK101 

Your options: https://community.plus.net/t5/Tech-Help-Software-Hardware-etc/Distributing-Data-around-Larger-Proper...

An Ethernet cable from your hub to the summer house with a wireless access point in the summer house if you want wireless will always be fastest and the most reliable. If you have a mains cable between the two then Powerline units as recommended by @Dan_the_Van are second choice. WiFi extenders output power is controlled by legislation so you can't just go out and buy a more powerful/sensitive (they have to receive as well as transmit) unit.

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PaulK101
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Re: Wireless network design help !

Hi Team

So yes i have Mains power direct from my house to my Garden room.

Powerlines look like the way to go !

 

One thing though, it seems to offer a Wired connection option only is there a way to start these off from my Router then Offer a WiFi termination in my garden room As i will have the below to add to the network.

TV

XBOX

Phones 

Dan_the_Van
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