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Optimising Wi-Fi Boosters and Powerline adapters

Discussion in 'Networking' started by lostatsea123, Feb 17, 2015.

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  1. lostatsea123

    lostatsea123 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I was hoping someone might be able to shine some light on the best way to fix my wi-fi problem in my apartment.

    Basically, I have set wireless ADSL2+ in my house, however in my room I get really crappy signal on both my phone and my laptop. I have an RJ45 port in my wall and multiple power points and was trying to find the best way to optimise the signal and speed on my laptop and phone.

    I have looked into various combinations of boosters and powerline adapters ( such as the netcomm powerline) and was trying to figure out how to boost my signal strength without compromising my connection speed too much? I can't really move the router because the rest of the connections are up the other end of the apartment.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    lostatsea123
     
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    If it's connected to the router your best solution is to use that connection. Install a wireless access point there if you need the Wi-Fi.
     
  3. lostatsea123

    lostatsea123 Thread Starter

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    Thanks Terry.

    How can I test if my RJ45 is connected to the router? Should it automatically detect it if I plug in an Ethernet cable directly to my laptop?
     
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    Yes, connecting a computer is one convenient way to test. Or ask whoever set up your router and network.
     
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