My 1920s house is L-shaped and because of its geometry the Wifi signal
has to go outside and then back in to get to my study where all my
computers and cool stuff are.
The signal is effectively non-existent in the study so I used an old
router to extend the signal. Still no joy unless I put the extender in
I'm forming the opinion that a metal foil moisture barrier is blocking
the signal though I have no evidence that there is one. The rest of the
house is fine.
Is this likely? Any suggestions?
On 22/01/2018 18:22, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
That was true back in the early naughties with the original CSMA/CD 14
Mbps PHY implementation. Not so for the current stuff - especially
HomePlug AV2 that has MIMO and can get real world throughput at over 500
It may not be as good as CAT5 - but its clearly a substitute in many
circumstances where you don't have CAT5 ;-)
The issue, AFAIAC, is that having been bitten twice by Powerline crap,
I'm reluctant to try any more. The issue isn't the throughput (I'm
getting better throughput from it than the broadband), but that it
goes away altogether every few minutes.
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On Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:16:32 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Probably more like 'Broadcom drivers on Linux ...'.
I went though a phase of replacing any WiFi card that Linux didn't
like OOTB with one it did because it was such a PITA getting Linux to
worth with stuff. Linux seemed to like Intel cards so they were what I
often used (in laptops etc).
I bought 3 'identical' Netbooks at the same time and set them all to
dual boot Linux with XP. Two worked on Linux fine and one didn't. The
one that didn't happened to come with a different brand of WiFi card.
All 3 were happy under XP of course.
I had to risk the guarantee to change the one Linux wasn't happy with
but it was worth the risk, just to make the Netbook more 'Linux
Tail wagging the dog though ... ;-(
Cheers, T i m
My homeplugs are brand new 500Mpbs and that is *exactly* how they behave.
I can load a file at 50MByte/s plus. I can sve a file at 50 MBytes/s plus
But if I am loading one, then saving*, then loading them
I could probably tune TCP/IP to improve that, but why should I have to?
*essentially running handrakke on a file on the server to create another
file on yhet server.
“But what a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of an
That's seems like a remarkably fair assessment judging by my own
experience with Netgear repeaters to feed Internet into my
However isn't a Powerline-connected wifi repeater going to be better
than a wireless wifi repeater?
I'm interested in this because my mum's room in a care home can't get
their wifi signal, which means we can't help her Skype to other
people. Despite paying gazillions of pounds per hour in care home
fees, I think we may have to provide the equipment to get the wifi
signal to her room.
I'm not sure what's the best approach.
Oh, My tplinks always get data through...its just that sometimes I am
lucky to get 3Mbps.
Not because they arent connecting at decent speed, but simply because
when heavy traffic is going one way, ACKs aren't coming back the other way..
It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
I got intermittent transmission failures between the Powerline
adaptors and end up rebooting everything in sight. That's without
mentioning their radio interference. Or restricted throughput if I
used a mains extension.
A new router solved all this for me ... but I can't really offer to
get a new router for my mum's care home as they will worry that a new
router may cause problems on their whole wifi network.
Usually yes. It also does not halve the throughput of the wifi as the
budget single radio wifi repeaters do.
It might work - although depending on the wiring configuration you could
have difficulties (say if the building has 3 phase).
Can work well in applications like that - it gives you both wired and
wireless at the remote end. Pretty quick and easy to setup.
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