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Topic # 164275 3-Feb-2015 23:57
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Hello

 

I have a customer that has cable internet in their house.

 

They have internet out into their shed by way of Ethernet over Power 500Mbps which they connect one laptop to. They have another EOP in their garage for a PC and also a laptop. The devices work ok but the connection drops briefly from time to time and its not that great when they are both connected to the internet at the same time. I think they are at the limits of the range of the EOPs or their power is not that great and causing issues. The wireless signal from their TP link router 300Mbps is not strong enough and they only get one or two bars on their laptop wireless cards.

 

I purchased a Zyxel VMG8324-B10A router as a replacement for their TP link but the connection is even worse and the EOPs drop the connection more and their wireless cards in their laptops won’t even pickup the router’s signal.

 

I plugged in an access point to one of the EOPs but the Lan light flickers on the AP and goes out from time to time and is worse than just plugging the laptop directly into the EOP.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions of what short of setup will be more stable or what quality router I could use. Their TP link wireless is only 300Mbps. I could try a 500Mbps router and they could just connect wirelessly but that might not be any better than what they already have.

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Ford


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  Reply # 1230857 4-Feb-2015 00:15
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Similar to my situation, which is currently, TP-Link W8960N in home, Huawei WS323 Extender in repeater mode in the bathroom as this room is the opposite end of the house to the modem.
Wifi reaches the sleepout, at about 10mbit which does vary. Just past the slept, in the open, about 2 bars on the iPad and 1 on the iPhone.

I intend to run ethernet from modem to sleepout to an unmanaged switch. Short ethernet cable to the iMac, and others to PS3 and Xbox, and smart TV. Last to the Huawei Extender in Access Point Mode. Thats should give me near the same speediest as my PC is, which is next to my modem, and wifi to iPhone/iPad in the sleepout being very good as only a few metres maximum distance. And full duplex to the TV ad consoles and iMac. 

Re bathroom as expecting comments, its large, the shower has a shower dome, and the plug the extender is in, is at the other end of the bathroom, at elbow height, under a window, so no moisture at all



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  Reply # 1230861 4-Feb-2015 01:09
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Thanks for that.
My customer's router is the same or similar to your model. My access point does have universal repeater mode.
I might try and put it at the other end of the house closer to the shed and garage also.

Lets see what others suggest as well.

Ford


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  Reply # 1230922 4-Feb-2015 08:28
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You need ethernet cables to where you want data. Powerline is never that good when I have tried it.

I would try chucking a unifi mounted high up on the router, and then a second with the wireless uplink configured. That in my limited testing was way better than a universal repeater for reliabilty and thruput, but it will never be as good as a proper cabled connection.




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  Reply # 1230933 4-Feb-2015 08:43
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richms: You need ethernet cables to where you want data. Powerline is never that good when I have tried it.

I would try chucking a unifi mounted high up on the router, and then a second with the wireless uplink configured. That in my limited testing was way better than a universal repeater for reliabilty and thruput, but it will never be as good as a proper cabled connection.


Agree. My repeater solution works, its ok. Its "ok".  But for a better experience, the effort to run a cable into my ceiling, across the house, outside at the rear of the house, to the garage, then into the sleepout is worth it. Adding one pain to remove ongoing minor pains, and a better full-time experience. It should end up being ver similar to my PC which sits next to the router inside my home. Unsure how much loss there is with 40m ethernet but I assume its not a lot

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  Reply # 1230940 4-Feb-2015 09:18
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tdgeek: ... Unsure how much loss there is with 40m ethernet but I assume its not a lot


You can run Cat5e or Cat 6 up to 100m - there shouldn't be much loss over 40m.




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