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Re: Broadband extension
« Reply #15 on: 08 October 2018, 16:46:12 »

AutoAddict - that needs a cable between hubs, which Terbs said is difficult.  In addition, if you had a cable, you wouldn't bother anyway, unless you needed a wider WiFi range (in which case, adjust router settings and/or replace router).

A Wifi link is possible, but suspect Terbs will have same issues I have (as will have to be 2.4Ghz if opposite ends of house), but I'd use a dedicated, proper Wifi bridge, not ISP provided routers.

I use a power line adaptor, and as I had a spare HHub 5 it makes an excellent wifi extender for both 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz.

Main router is upstairs, the extender is downstairs.

I have perfect wifi coverage now all over the house - cheap way of doing it.
But Terbs only wants a single connection to a single PC ;).  If power line adapters work for him, no point messing with the 2nd hub ;).

When I get back to Blighty, I shaw pop and see Terbs, and try a few things to see what works for him :)
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Re: Broadband extension
« Reply #16 on: 08 October 2018, 23:00:14 »

The Powerline and similar mains adapters work well when both ends are on the same ring-main but performance drops off if the circuit crosses an MCB. Even worse if crossing an RCD or RCBO. Noisy appliances on the ring will also cause interference and a performance drop.

A point to point Ethernet cable will give the best performance.
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