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  Reply # 1460983 4-Jan-2016 12:56
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My parents have a 70's house (With 70's wiring) and could only get about 15mbit tops with a 200mbit powerline adapter.

Do what I did, and make @sbiddle and @scottjpalmer run ethernet around the house for you

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  Reply # 1502055 1-Mar-2016 11:38
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Instead of using EoP, has anybody used these WiFi extenders?


Ubiquiti UAP-LR UniFi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz 300Mbps 500mW Long Range Indoor Access Point, PoE included, 183m Range


Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC High Speed Managed Wireless Access Point, PoE adapter included



Those devices are not WiFI extenders.  They are Wirless Access Points that are powered over the same cable the data travels on.


Something like the DrayTek DAP710 can be put into Repeater mode to stretch/boost your wireless coverage.,2817,2427010,00.asp (How do WiFi extenders work)

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  Reply # 1502099 1-Mar-2016 12:43
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One bit of advice based on the D-Link 4-port Powerline starter kit I picked up very cheaply and near new condition from TradeMe.  You may get interference listening to FM radio if it's positioned near a power line device.  I got round this by buying a surge protected power multi-board which features RFI and EMI filtering so once my tuner was plugged into this multi-board the interference went away.  As you'll be aware the Powerline device needs to be plugged directly into a wall socket.


The multi-board I purchased was a "Jackson Powerboard Power Adapter, 8-outlets, Surge protected, TV + Phone Protection" which Ascent are selling for around $35 (inc GST and shipping).  Has eight outlets, four of which are widely spaced to accommodate stupid wide power packs plus filtering for a phone line and a pass through for an "F" type antenna cable.



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