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Broadband - poor signal in certain rooms

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  1. Skiddy1978

    Skiddy1978 Thread Starter

    Nov 5, 2008
    Hoping you can help? We have a BT home hub 4.0 type A and use broadband regularly at home. Our home is in essence 'L' shaped and living in an old cottage with thick walls we really struggle for signal in specifically 2 rooms (each at the end of the 'L' shape) I want to increase the signal in these rooms but don't know how to?
    I've seen the plug in adapters but worry how efficient they will be in an old build with old wiring? I've tried reading on the Internet but get a little lost - would anyone be able to offer some suggestions?? In these rooms I only need wifi signal for mobile devises, no hi-tech computers for gaming etc!!
    I've tried moving the hub - but the result is always the same just different rooms have poor signal.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    so these rooms are at opposite ends of the house ( L )
    I assume the router is in the middle - ( right angle of the L )

    you could use powerline , but as you say the wiring may not be upto it - or a wireless extender - but seems you would need two

    BT are showing booster aerials on this link
    NOT sure if they will work on a BT HOME HUB 4 a s the aerial is usually inside the box

    are you able to move the router to a position where one of the rooms works along the L , so that all you need to be able to do is extend in one side of the house ?
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Or maybe you can run an ethernet cable part way to the poor reception rooms and install another wireless access point?
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