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Has anybody set up themselves or had installed a wifi expander system?
I've the usual flat areas in the house & wanted to resolve / have a strong signal throughout & ideally in garden.
house is 30s built so fairly thick walls etc.
As usual advice is appreciated
KD

 


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i recently saw plugs in screwfix that had wifi expanders build into them.

 


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what equipment do you currently have and budget?

 

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Originally posted by grumpymort

what equipment do you currently have and budget?

virgin hub.
budget up to 500 if its that good, but I was expecting in region of 250?

 


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UniFi range is what you want something like Ubiquiti nanohd and I would also look into getting a separate router run virgin hub in modem only mode.

depending on layout you may only need one nanhd with new router to cover all your wifi needs if not you just add another nanohd

 

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 13 May 19 7.31am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

If you want to expand the range, the easiest way is using ethernet over power cable, as long as your hub and the place you would like to extend the wifi coverage to are on the same circuit it's plufg and play.

[Link] will explain it to you but basically you can send all over the house this way. To note it's much better if the devices are plugged into the wall and everything else is plugged through the device to reduce interference.

What also works (and I have used this too) is ethernet over coax. Works pretty much in the same way but sends the signal through your TV antenna's (or Cable companies) existing coaxial cable.

PM me for more details if you don't get it.

 


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many thanks for this.
will look into next few weeks.
KD

 


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I have BT Whole Home WiFi. It's three discs that you plug in around your house and it creates a mesh network. I previously had no WiFi in upstairs back bedroom, bathroom and very poor signal in kitchen. Now have high speed in every room, and had 3-bars down the end of the garden.

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If you don't get WiFi in every room you get your money back

 

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Originally posted by Frickin Saweet

I have BT Whole Home WiFi. It's three discs that you plug in around your house and it creates a mesh network. I previously had no WiFi in upstairs back bedroom, bathroom and very poor signal in kitchen. Now have high speed in every room, and had 3-bars down the end of the garden.

[Link]

If you don't get WiFi in every room you get your money back


those are poor version of unfi range.

good it works for you most i have setup needed 1 long cable run for one of the discs which lot of people moan about

 

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Originally posted by grumpymort


those are poor version of unfi range.

good it works for you most i have setup needed 1 long cable run for one of the discs which lot of people moan about

the one nearest the router needs an ethernet cable, the rest need power only. Got my Sonos wired to the one in the kitchen which seems to create another network for all the Sonos speakers as all speakers connect wirelessly to 'Kitchen'. Don't know if that's supposed to happen but it works brilliantly.

 

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Originally posted by Frickin Saweet

I have BT Whole Home WiFi. It's three discs that you plug in around your house and it creates a mesh network. I previously had no WiFi in upstairs back bedroom, bathroom and very poor signal in kitchen. Now have high speed in every room, and had 3-bars down the end of the garden.

[Link]

If you don't get WiFi in every room you get your money back


Yep, I was going to recommend this as well...I have 5 discs so can even stream outside in the cinema room now...even though the broadband is poor in the area and have 3 x teenagers strangling the bandwith!

 


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