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Topic # 236449 2-Jun-2018 17:28
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Ok so I chucked in the HG659, indeed the speed a remarkably better in close proximity.

 

I put an AC receiver USB chip on the notebook, it helped a bit.

 

But I need to extend the range.

 

Outside the room is the long corridor which is in line of sight of the router. It has a power point. If I placed an access point or range extender there, it is in line of sight of the bedroom. Would this be the best course of action? If so what type of range extender should I consider?

 

I read this article

 

 

 

http://au.pcmag.com/d-link-wi-fi-dual-band-range-extender-dap-1650/47829/guide/the-best-wireless-range-extenders-of-2018

 

 


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  Reply # 2027553 2-Jun-2018 17:43
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You need to run a cable and put an accesspoint near to the device you need faster internet on. Repeating range extenders are a nasty kludge to get some internet where there was no internet before.

 

 

 

Or get a mesh system like google wifi, orbi, ubiquiti amplifi or similer which do not try to use the same radio to uplink as well as serve clients like a repeater type extended does.

 

 

 

And why about the 5th thread about your wifi issues?





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  Reply # 2027557 2-Jun-2018 17:51
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As mentioned numerous times:

 

HG659 router

 

MiniPCIe 11ac adaptor for your Laptop

 

That's all you need, you can expand from there, just do it, stop procrastinating and wasting our time


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  Reply # 2027565 2-Jun-2018 18:13
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freakngeek:

 

As mentioned numerous times:

 

HG659 router

 

MiniPCIe 11ac adaptor for your Laptop

 

That's all you need, you can expand from there, just do it, stop procrastinating and wasting our time

 

 

TeaLeaf:

 

Ok so I chucked in the HG659, indeed the speed a remarkably better in close proximity.

 

I put an AC receiver USB chip on the notebook, it helped a bit.

 

 

Calm down. OP has done most of that, using USB instead of MiniPCIe, and wanting some more help.

 

 




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  Reply # 2027569 2-Jun-2018 18:22
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freakngeek:

 

As mentioned numerous times:

 

HG659 router

 

MiniPCIe 11ac adaptor for your Laptop

 

That's all you need, you can expand from there, just do it, stop procrastinating and wasting our time

 

 

You need to watch your tone. If you read you will see that is what I have done.

 

The reason a new thread is the woman doesnt want a 20, cable crossing her hallway, there is no way to avoid it. Plus there is no need for extreme speed down that end, just better than what I am getting.

 

Hence the thread on extenders. Thats what a knowledgebase is for, discussing topics, if everything was shoved under one thing nobody would every answer it as it just gets disorderly. Surely you studied information management in your It degree/doctorate?


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  Reply # 2027576 2-Jun-2018 18:27
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Apologies for the 659 comment I read your post incorrectly

 

But your laptop has a MiniPCIe slot, with antenna's coming from it, why stick that ugly blob on the side of it ?
You'll just break it off if it ever left your lap

 

Good luck with your ventures




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  Reply # 2027578 2-Jun-2018 18:28
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RunningMan:

 

Calm down. OP has done most of that, using USB instead of MiniPCIe, and wanting some more help.

 

 

Thank you good sir, SPOT on. there is no place for such mannaerisms on a public forum and asking for help on a specific topic means the next person who reads it doesnt have to wade through post after post of elitist rubbish.

 

This is why I downplay my knowledge so I dont come across condescending as its easy to look like Angry Smurf (Muppet) when the thread is read by somebody new.

 

Please help me with a suggestion outside of cat 6 cable.

 

I can go ahead and get a better router with beamforming which should help with my older device anyway, but the asus one finds a specific device and applies the best beam forming and anti interference it can, now if thats to a repeater/range extender plugged in. it should provide acceptable levels of bandwidth in that room, without wires running around the flat.




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  Reply # 2027580 2-Jun-2018 18:33
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freakngeek:

 

But your laptop has a MiniPCIe slot, with antenna's coming from it, why stick that ugly blob on the side of it ?
You'll just break it off if it ever left your lap

 

 

Its not actually too bad, its not really much bigger than my logitech unifying receiver for the mouse.

 

I cant see an external slot so I presume you mean a mini pcie slot on the motherboard? Could you give me an example of an adapter? Yes if its nice and need and doesnt suck up the USB slot even better.


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  Reply # 2027583 2-Jun-2018 18:35
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There is plenty of threads on here about WiFi extenders - about the only positive comment is usually the price... you get what you pay for.

 

In very basic terms, a WiFi extender may extend the reach or range that a device can operate from the access point, but it does this at the expense of speed (quite noticeably). Given you are trying to increase speed, then do not get a WiFi extender - it will make things worse and waste your money.

 

To improve throughput/speed, you need to get another access point closer to where the user is. That access point needs to be cabled back to your main router (HG659). If physical cabling is not going to work in your case, you could consider using powerline adaptors - they run an ethernet signal through your existing electrical power wiring, using a box that plugs in at each end.

 

Ultimately, it goes down to price though - how fast you can go depends on how much you spend.




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  Reply # 2027586 2-Jun-2018 18:47
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powerline adapters :-).

 

i was working on a project with the main NSW energy player, they were looking at offering this service to customers. its been a long time and my brain is foggy due to health issues but I imagine its the same kind of technology.

 

yes cabling of any means is not going to work sadly, if I owned the place it would :-).

 

well that would mean not having to buy the Asus device, which I still think would work given the router to the repeater/range/access point is line of sight, the beam forming would see that device and nail it with good signal and push better signal back to my notebook, which im not considering a mpcie adapter as they arent expensive.

 

alternatively how expensive are the IP over power adapaters?

 

Is this bad value?

 

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/tp-link-tl-poe200-power-over-ethernet-adapter-kit/21010285?gclid=CjwKCAjw3cPYBRB7EiwAsrc-uSuxjE6MQTiM6sdol-avit8rNSkxzw_0lZQK-SPH5K1O2tMxFMRdtBoCgLsQAvD_BwE

 

 


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  Reply # 2027587 2-Jun-2018 18:56
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No. Ethernet over Power. Think again.


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  Reply # 2027588 2-Jun-2018 18:57
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TeaLeaf:[snip]

 

Is this bad value?

 

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/tp-link-tl-poe200-power-over-ethernet-adapter-kit/21010285?gclid=CjwKCAjw3cPYBRB7EiwAsrc-uSuxjE6MQTiM6sdol-avit8rNSkxzw_0lZQK-SPH5K1O2tMxFMRdtBoCgLsQAvD_BwE

 

 

That's a power over ethernet product - you need the opposite - ethernet over power. This sort of thing - don't know if that particular one is right for you, just linking an example of the sort of thing to look for.




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  Reply # 2027589 2-Jun-2018 18:58
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As for the Mini PCIE adapter, an intel one is $45, but Im sure there are cheaper options.




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  Reply # 2027590 2-Jun-2018 19:00
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Spyware:

 

No. Ethernet over Power. Think again.

 

 

Yeah I did realise after posting hehe, sorry forgot to correct myself.

 

 




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  Reply # 2027592 2-Jun-2018 19:02
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RunningMan:

 

That's a power over ethernet product - you need the opposite - ethernet over power. This sort of thing - don't know if that particular one is right for you, just linking an example of the sort of thing to look for.

 

 

Yes I realised once I posted hehe.

 

I dont want to limit myself to an ethernet cable though, are there any that come out with wifi capability from the adapter?


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  Reply # 2027593 2-Jun-2018 19:02
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It's good that at least one person believes the "beamforming" marketing.


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