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Topic # 142776 24-Mar-2014 14:37
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Hi Guys

My name's Chris and I live in a flat in Riccarton, Christchurch with 5 other people. We are having problems getting internet coverage at one end of the house. We have a 500gb plan on ADSL through vodafone and are using the router that they sent us which is a Vodafone Station. We tried to extend the coverage with a net gear extender but it didn't work as we have too many devices for it to handle. The flat was built post-earthquake and has telephone lines going into each bedroom, I was wondering if there was a way to use these to try and boost the coverage. I have read some of the articles on here and they seem to point towards running an ethernet cable under the house but this doesn't seem practical as we are in a flatting situation. What would be the next best alternative? Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers, Chris.

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  Reply # 1012577 25-Mar-2014 16:58
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  Reply # 1012580 25-Mar-2014 17:03
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As you cannot run Ethernet:
Powerline networking - NetComm Powerline Adaptors



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  Reply # 1012589 25-Mar-2014 17:14
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depending on the layout of the phone wiring, and the quality you could possibly look at converting some to LAN ports, although the flatting situation would somewhat count this option out..

your best bet for extending coverage, will be to run a cable, or use power-line inplace of a cable, to a access point towards the other end of the house, configured correctly, this would certainly be the optimal way of building up your wireless network performance.

using wireless range extenders wont help very much, because of the way they work, they will be the weakest point, and pulling performance down. 

sounds like your going to want to look at getting a quality access point, which can withstand the load of larger counts of wireless devices connecting to it. 

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  Reply # 1013000 26-Mar-2014 10:46
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Okay thanks guys I'll look into this power line thing and see what the flatties reckon. Cheers!

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