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WiFi Extenders

During my spare time in this lockdown (not that it’s been too much as I’ve been working through it) I’ve built a man cave in the back garden about 10 metres from the house. Trouble is it gets no WiFi signal. I was hoping to use it as an escape to stream the football when it hopefully returns.

Has anyone encountered and solved this problem? I’ve tried google and found WiFi extenders, tp links that send a connection through your electric cables or just running a wire all the way out to the building.

Anything else I’ve missed? And what’s the best solution people have found?

comment by Admin1 (U1)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Ive used powerlines loads and they are great. tp link av600 units are £45 bucks in asda. For a 10m garden job, it will work no problem Ive used them in industrial factories and stuff.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

I have a Virgin router. Must be good because they are charging me a fortune.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Admin1 (U1)
posted 12 seconds ago
Ive used powerlines loads and they are great. tp link av600 units are £45 bucks in asda. For a 10m garden job, it will work no problem Ive used them in industrial factories and stuff.
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The places you go to watch porrrn eh?

comment by Admin1 (U1)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Paul Tosh (U1734)
posted 18 minutes ago
comment by Admin1 (U1)
posted 12 seconds ago
Ive used powerlines loads and they are great. tp link av600 units are £45 bucks in asda. For a 10m garden job, it will work no problem Ive used them in industrial factories and stuff.
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The places you go to watch porrrn eh?
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think the fappening synced to my Google photos.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

comment by Admin1 (U1)
posted 8 hours, 42 minutes ago
Ive used powerlines loads and they are great. tp link av600 units are £45 bucks in asda. For a 10m garden job, it will work no problem Ive used them in industrial factories and stuff.
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AV600 for £45 isn't great. I have a set of AV1000 which I got for £30. Although mine aren't wireless or pass through.

comment by Admin1 (U1)

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
comment by Admin1 (U1)
posted 8 hours, 42 minutes ago
Ive used powerlines loads and they are great. tp link av600 units are £45 bucks in asda. For a 10m garden job, it will work no problem Ive used them in industrial factories and stuff.
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AV600 for £45 isn't great. I have a set of AV1000 which I got for £30. Although mine aren't wireless or pass through.
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It was the non passthrough WiFi ones.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

I find power lines great most of the time but they can be temperamental - I’ve got a lot of electrical appliances though and the wiring isn’t exactly new.

I ended up biting the bullet and network cabling to a few rooms instead and then a few mesh access points going off some of the lan ports to give the Wi-fi coverage. If you’re not planning on staying there long though or only using it sporadically, power lines are a good and cheap way to go.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

comment by Admin1 (U1)
posted 14 hours ago
I'm a bit of a WiFi expert.

Just pop a placemat rapped in tin foil 12.5 cm behind router so it reflects towards your garden. Use the 2.4ghz channel.

If that works.. bingo.
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OP

this is very slap dash, back of the faag (really? ) packet calculations from Admin....

I assume you don't live in outer space so this 12.5cm or 125mm wavelength calculation is inaccurate.

you need to modify Admins calculations by using the correct speed of electromagnetic radiation (e/m) in a vacuum first (299,792,428 m/s) then apply a modification factor accounting for air density at sea level (refractive index of e/m in air at sea level is 1.0003).

applying these changes to the initial calculations means your tin foil reflector should be at a distance of 124.8mm and not 125mm

You also need to factor in which bandwidth range (channel) within the 2.4GHz range you router is in - 14 to chose from. Most common are ch1,6 and 11 which means your reflector range may need to be from 124.2mm for ch1; 122.9mm for ch6 to 121.7mm for ch11.

Further data is required to caluclate this more accurately such as your location (specifically height above sea level); density and thickness of the building materials of the walls of your house, thickness of and type of glass of your conservatory (refractive index of e/m in glass is significantly different to air) and who's tin foil you intend to use (Aldi,Tesco,Waitrose etc)

hope this helps

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

I’ve purchased some AV600s

This time next week I’ll be free to stream all the por..... football I want in my man cave

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

comment by *Momo’s Goggles (U22339)
posted 18 seconds ago
I’ve purchased some AV600s

This time next week I’ll be free to stream all the por..... football I want in my man cave
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