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Jamie-C
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14th Jan 13 at 21:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is there anything I can get to boost a wifi signal around the whole house? I no longer have my own internet and I'm using my neighbours but I can only get a signal in 1 room which happens to be the only room in the house we don't use , would be handy if there is some sort of booster or similar to allow me to get it in any room?
Toby
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15th Jan 13 at 07:20   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

There are ways but I'm pretty sure you would need access to the original router for anything wirelessly. Others should he able to confirm but effectively if you purchase a wireless signal repeater (about 40) that would do It
Munchie
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15th Jan 13 at 08:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Change the channel of it maybe?

Oh that would change the speed actually

I use http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/
Russ
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15th Jan 13 at 10:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have one of these http://www.somepc.com/product.php?id_product=26630

was plugging that into mac to pick up btfon, then sharing connection via mac's wifi to my phone.
Dom
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15th Jan 13 at 10:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wireless extender/repeater in that room.
AndyKent
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15th Jan 13 at 11:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I got a wireless extender and it was the biggest ball ache. Mate help me set it up, worked fine for all of about 2 days then dropping and picking up connections constantly.

Turned the fucker off
Brett
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15th Jan 13 at 11:05   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sounds like you bought an ebay special tbh
AndyKent
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15th Jan 13 at 13:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Dlink or something off Amazon. Wasn't expensive but wasn't cheap either.
Robbo
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15th Jan 13 at 15:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

stop beign cheap and get a MBB on 30 day rollign contract? not exactly epxensive

[Edited on 15-01-2013 by Robbo]
fiestakidda
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15th Jan 13 at 15:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have the same problem, have the Virgin Superhub in the living room but the signal drops massively in the bedrooms upstairs.

We use the iPad to watch netflix etc in bed but the signal is terrible.

What would people suggest?
Dom
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15th Jan 13 at 16:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by fiestakidda
What would people suggest?


quote:
Originally posted by Dom
Wireless extender/repeater in that room.
drunkenfool
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16th Jan 13 at 16:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by fiestakidda
I have the same problem, have the Virgin Superhub in the living room but the signal drops massively in the bedrooms upstairs.

We use the iPad to watch netflix etc in bed but the signal is terrible.

What would people suggest?


Swapping to an 802.11ac router made a huge improvement on wifi speed in the bedroom on the iPad using 5ghz 802.11n. It went from around 1mbps to 30 mbps :-)
Jamie-C
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16th Jan 13 at 16:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wireless repeater then, that'll do the job , do I just plug it that's it or will I need access to the router to set it up? As that might be quite difficult
Dom
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16th Jan 13 at 16:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Shouldn't need to, on the repeater just enter the SSID and WEP/WPA/WPA2/encryption key and it'll do the rest. Only issue you'll have is if your neighbour decides to had MAC filtering, which case you're a bit screwed (unless they're alright with you sharing and give you access)
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16th Jan 13 at 17:09   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

had major issues with my BT upgrade to fiber, the router they put in is shite and I couldnt get a stable 1 bar wifi connection from downstairs where the router was to one of the bedrooms.

I bought this

http://www.ebuyer.com/264407-netgear-wn3000rp-universal-wifi-range-extender-wn3000rp-100uks

and put it in the bedroom and get full bar signal



You just plug this into the wall socket, set it up like you do with accessing the original router via wifi, and then connect to the SSID of the extender in the wall socket.

[Edited on 16-01-2013 by Gavin]


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Toby
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16th Jan 13 at 21:07   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I would just have sacked off the router that bt supply and bought a better cable router.

 
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