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Topic # 192217 2-Mar-2016 09:25
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Hi All

 

We have currently moved into a fairly huge house and as such wifi coverage is at a low.

 

The fiber box has been put into the only downstairs room surrounded by concrete walls which has stopped any other coverage. There are Ethernet sockets in the wall which leads upstairs into the other bedrooms and into the tv lounge (correction: this is just a ethernet cord, not a socket). My problem is my bedroom is the only one at our end of the house and has no Ethernet sockets close by (and is also the furthest room from the modem).

 

My idea is that i can get a secondary modem (put it in the TV lounge) and turn it into just the wireless. Having ports i am also hoping i can run my ethernet cable to my bedroom from this.

 

I am with orcon fiber is that means anything.

 

Hopefully it makes sense

 

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  Reply # 1502700 2-Mar-2016 09:38
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Have you considered using powerline networking?

 

I personally use netcomm np507 gigabit version.








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  Reply # 1502715 2-Mar-2016 09:58
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nakedmolerat:

 

Have you considered using powerline networking?

 

I personally use netcomm np507 gigabit version.

 

 

 

 

Can't believe i haven't heard of this, does it matter how far apart these are? Does speed fluctuate a lot?

 

This would make things extremely simple  





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  Reply # 1504759 2-Mar-2016 11:35
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Lyderies:

 

Can't believe i haven't heard of this, does it matter how far apart these are? Does speed fluctuate a lot?

 

This would make things extremely simple  

 

 

Speeds of these things may not be as good as some brands claim.
The gigabit version isnt gigabit "600Mbps over Powerline" . Blatantly misleading by that brand :-)
Speeds also depend on the amount of noise on the mains cables etc.
Ive watched the sync speed between a pair go up & down up & down (good to bad & back)
But regardless, its still better than no wifi at all smile

 

 

 

If you have network cabling , there are far better more reliable & faster options .
Im sure someone will pipe in with recommendations for those options .

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1504888 2-Mar-2016 13:23
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If you have Ethernet cabling through the house why don't you just purchase access point(s) as required, connect them to the Ethernet network and run them back to a switch/router?




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  Reply # 1504892 2-Mar-2016 13:31
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Crowdie:

 

If you have Ethernet cabling through the house why don't you just purchase access point(s) as required, connect them to the Ethernet network and run them back to a switch/router?

 

 

I spend 90% of my free time gaming and heavy downloading, wifi for the upstairs area is more for everyones use and i would like to try and find a way to get a wired connection to my pc





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  Reply # 1504894 2-Mar-2016 13:33
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If you have specific areas where you need mobility (and remember wireless is about mobility) then cable access point(s) in these areas.  In the "gaming" area, where you are not going to be mobile, use an Ethernet connection for your computer.


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  Reply # 1504895 2-Mar-2016 13:35
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It is physically possible to run an ethernet cable from your room to one of the central locations?

 

Also the connection from your router to the 'fiber box' is also standard ethernet, so you could plug in your cable from the downstairs room directly into the ONT, then place your router upstairs to sort wifi.

 

Run a cable (roof, under floor) to the router then you are done - no new equipment necessary. Powerline could be an option but speeds will vary greatly depending on the product, quality of your power lines internally, layout etc. From my experience they need to be plugged directly into the wall socket - no multi plugs.


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I'm not sure what your question is. You have ethernet to most rooms, you want wifi coverage. Just connect ethernet to your Internet connection using a switch, and if you need WiFi coverage put a wireless access point either in a central location or in multiple locations. Why would you use powerline networking when you have ethernet cable in the walls?





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  Reply # 1507951 8-Mar-2016 10:16
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timmmay:

 

I'm not sure what your question is. You have ethernet to most rooms, you want wifi coverage. Just connect ethernet to your Internet connection using a switch, and if you need WiFi coverage put a wireless access point either in a central location or in multiple locations. Why would you use powerline networking when you have ethernet cable in the walls?

 

 

So we pretty much did this, we have put a switch in the lounge which is allowing me to run the ethernet to my room. What would be the best way to run the cable along the skirtings? (using tacs or hooks is against our rental agreement)

 

Also what wireless extender would you recommend? Our budget would be about $300





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  Reply # 1507958 8-Mar-2016 10:30
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Lyderies:

timmmay:


I'm not sure what your question is. You have ethernet to most rooms, you want wifi coverage. Just connect ethernet to your Internet connection using a switch, and if you need WiFi coverage put a wireless access point either in a central location or in multiple locations. Why would you use powerline networking when you have ethernet cable in the walls?



So we pretty much did this, we have put a switch in the lounge which is allowing me to run the ethernet to my room. What would be the best way to run the cable along the skirtings? (using tacs or hooks is against our rental agreement)


Also what wireless extender would you recommend? Our budget would be about $300



$300 is about the cost of the Xclaim XI-3 (http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETXCL1004). Grab that, set it up central in your house (configuration via Cloud Manager) and you won't regret it.

In-fact the XI-3 is on deals at the moment. Is around $80 less than what I paid for mine.




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