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  # 1764139 14-Apr-2017 07:53
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You still haven't told us what type of cable is connected to the back of that outlet, and where it goes - it may be as simple as swapping to an RJ45 module at each end, and having a proper wired connection, rather than making do with wireless extenders etc.


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  # 1764141 14-Apr-2017 08:02
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If you can't explain in simple English why repeaters / range extenders are such a horrible product them IMHO you shouldn't be using one. At the end of the day that $400 range extender isn't really going to do anything much better than something 1/4 of the price.

 

The biggest problem with any form of repeater is people locate them where the signal is weak thinking it will magically make things better. They need to be located where the main AP signal is very strong.

 

Where does the BT jack connect back to? If it's back to where the main router is or nearby the obvious thing to do is get somebody who understands data cabling back to fix the dodgy work done by the electrician.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1764143 14-Apr-2017 08:08
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If you can't explain in simple English why repeaters / range extenders are such a horrible product them IMHO you shouldn't be using one. At the end of the day that $400 range extender isn't really going to do anything much better than something 1/4 of the price.


Where does the BT jack connect back to? If it's back to where the main router is or nearby the obvious thing to do is get somebody who understands data cabling back to fix the dodgy work done by the electrician.


 


 


 


Hmm, not sure if you've read the thread from the start.
It's not my house, it's not my extender. I haven't recommended my mate to buy this.
All I'm trying to do, is to help him, hence my post here.
Not sure what you mean about me explaining things in simple English?
I can't tell if it's connected back to the main router, but I'll ask him to get in touch with the electrician.



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  # 1764144 14-Apr-2017 08:09
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You still haven't told us what type of cable is connected to the back of that outlet, and where it goes - it may be as simple as swapping to an RJ45 module at each end, and having a proper wired connection, rather than making do with wireless extenders etc.


Thanks. Will ask. Sounds like an easy way to fix it, if it actually is connected to the original router.

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  # 1764147 14-Apr-2017 08:30
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Just get your mate to unscrew the plate, and take a photo of the wiring on the back - same thing at the other end, if they know where the cable goes.




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  # 1764232 14-Apr-2017 10:56
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We're not too keen to unscrew too many things, as we don't believe we really know what we're doing...

 

Will these two photos assist at all?

 


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  # 1764252 14-Apr-2017 11:22
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 Close, but not quite - can't quite see the wiring on the back of that outlet.

 

Do they know where the other end of the cable goes to?

 

Did they get an invoice which detailed exactly what work was done?


 
 
 
 




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  # 1764261 14-Apr-2017 11:39
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 Close, but not quite - can't quite see the wiring on the back of that outlet.


Do they know where the other end of the cable goes to?


Did they get an invoice which detailed exactly what work was done?


It was supposed to have been daisy chained, I've been told.
No proper paperwork for the job. Was done through a sub contractor.

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  # 1764263 14-Apr-2017 11:57
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Given one doesn't daisy chain data cabling the whole job is basically a big misunderstanding.





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  # 1764397 14-Apr-2017 15:10
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It's looking more than likely what they have installed is basically a phone outlet - essentially useless for use with a fibre connection! Only way to tell for certain is to check the cabling at each end of the run.

 

From what is shown though, the installer has done a neat and tidy job, using good quality faceplates and mechs - it would be helpful to know exactly what was specified by the owner to be installed, and whether this same spec has been passed to the subbie, as they may have been asked to install the wrong stuff...

 

 


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If there is CAT5e in the wall, then usually a few options. I've even done a daisy chain LAN network using daisy chained phone wiring.

 

 





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  # 1764450 14-Apr-2017 16:40
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i would call the guy who installed it and tell him this was not what you wanted and to come back and re do it, and it should be free of charge really if he didnt do what you wanted


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  # 1764489 14-Apr-2017 18:53
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If there is CAT5e in the wall, then usually a few options. I've even done a daisy chain LAN network using daisy chained phone wiring.

 

 

Did that at a friends place with a gig ethernet switch at each former phone port. This was back when they were in the 100s as well, so was not cheap correcting Mr Idiot Sparky's stupidity about wiring a modernish house. Had the silly little cabinet in the garage with a single cat5e going upstairs and then daisychained across 4 bedrooms to sockets by the bed, as if people would still plug in a wired phone beside a bed in the late 00's





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  # 1764626 15-Apr-2017 09:07
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Well get hold of a long cat6 cable and run it from the router in the other end of the house. If he gets close to 100mbit (which I don't see why he wouldn't), he'll get someone in to do the job.
He has previously been quoted $600 for this. Dunno if this is a good price or not. It obviously depends on the house and location of where he wants the end points.

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