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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-01-2017, 16:40 Thread Starter
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I have just bought a TP-LINK TL-WA860RE from Sainsbury's for £16.99 (reduced from £25.99) to improve the signal from my WiFi hub on the ground floor to my PC in the loft room. The reception has gone from 2 bar strength to a full 5 bar strength on the PC.

So personally I think they work very well.

It was very easy to set up and the instructions (if you read them) are apparently very easy to follow.

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Typical bloke, never read instructions luckily its not complicated, I saw how on youtube.
Rather a long way for me to go is Sainsbury“s Nick but maybe someone else could do with one, if so they“ll know where to go.
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That settles it then, the young man came yesterday to `do something“ with the router.
Before doing anything else he checked the speed.

Laptop upstairs next to the router 43 Mbps or there abouts.
Apple Mac doenstairs 40 Mbps , top would be 45-50 not worth doing anything so he went away
He did suggest if I wanted to use a computer or the likes outside, one of the adaptors we talked about is all I need.
Or of course I could put an adapter in the Navajo for when I want to get away for a while
I have just been told, "No way, I would follow and so would the dogs"
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Just tested mine, rubbish, will test again later, we normally get double this speed, http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5979745414
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Mine is rubbish,Max 9.95 down and 1.0 max up.Am changing to fibre end of the month, not sure if to use Sky still or BT.

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Mine is rubbish,Max 9.95 down and 1.0 max up.Am changing to fibre end of the month, not sure if to use Sky still or BT.

Is it fibre to the house or fibre to the cabinet? I had an issue when upgrading to BT Infinity. Although they stated up to 35Meg, at the time, because my estate is wired using aluminium cables not copper (was built when copper was in short supply apparently) the max speed that my neighbours & I can get is 24Meg. I still have to pay for an up to 35Meg service though & only receive 68% of this speed.

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I've got fibre down the lane (courtesy of the Welsh Assembly) then overhead copper for 500 yards over fields and a small wood. I feel a tree felling accident coming on
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I've got fibre down the lane (courtesy of the Welsh Assembly) then overhead copper for 500 yards over fields and a small wood. I feel a tree felling accident coming on
Credit where credit's due Dick - I think the EU through the European Regional Development Fund also helped get it down the lane!

http://gov.wales/topics/science-and-...dband/?lang=en
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Fibre to the cabinet around 500 yards away then copper(around 1965) to the property. Sky say that if I do not get a min of 38,4mbps I can cancel the contract.

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I realise now how lucky we are to have this cable internet. We live on the eastern edge of Germany, in a small village.
People who live in towns nearby don“t have it yet. They knew Jan needed it to keep in touch with here MH mates in the UK
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One thing to be careful of with any powerline adaptors is they only work if your house is on one ring main. I hate the bloody things to be honest. The are fine while they work but are not totally reliable but I am speaking from an IT persons point of view. Most people probably do perfectly well with them.

Round here in some of the large stone built houses where there are rooms on separate mains supplies they often dont work. Best thing is to put in Ubiquiti Unifi Access points but these require cables from the router up into a ceiling somewhere and fit in the roof or wall and look a bit like a smoke alarm but they are mega powerful.
We have found the opposite, I can connect my powerline plugs on any of my ring mains or the garage which is not on the ring main,
In fact I have tested mine next door and I can connect there also. For that reason it is important to set up security on them otherwise your network can be accessed by someone plugging in locally and possibly back as far as the sub station in certain circumstances

I plug networked CCTV cameras in my mains network, and they work in my van when on hook up.
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