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Nick



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 16 5:35 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

boisdevie1 wrote:
Shed has power. Shed has thick masonry walls and foil backed insulation so I think perhaps Ethernet cable and a second router?


Power line adapters. Why lay cable when what you need is already there?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/netgear-powerline-500-essentials-edition-a72tc?cmpid=ppc&gclid=CP_CtZumpcwCFRIUGwodAvsM1w

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 16 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What Nick said, but maybe shop around more.
Also, I have heard that you can use a WiFi router as a booster. Since many ISP's seem to give away routers at the drop of a hat, you can probably pick one up for next to nowt or less.

Shane



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 16 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Another vote for Nick. I use these and they're brilliant. They're passthrough, too, which means that you don't even have to lose a plug socket.

OtleyLad



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 16 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
boisdevie1 wrote:
Shed has power. Shed has thick masonry walls and foil backed insulation so I think perhaps Ethernet cable and a second router?


Power line adapters. Why lay cable when what you need is already there?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/netgear-powerline-500-essentials-edition-a72tc?cmpid=ppc&gclid=CP_CtZumpcwCFRIUGwodAvsM1w


I've used this method to provide wifi in my garden shed office and the nearby decking - its faster than the standard house wifi as well.

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 16 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use Tp-link poweline adapters, they can have the odd funny 5 mins, but they do work in general. We have 2 slaves, one in my office which only otherwise gets a weak signal and one in the garage helping out with garage and summer house.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 16 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
boisdevie1 wrote:
Shed has power. Shed has thick masonry walls and foil backed insulation so I think perhaps Ethernet cable and a second router?


Power line adapters. Why lay cable when what you need is already there?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/netgear-powerline-500-essentials-edition-a72tc?cmpid=ppc&gclid=CP_CtZumpcwCFRIUGwodAvsM1w


If I bought such a device, is there any reason why I couldn't plug them into the 50m extension lead that I use when I want power in the field?

Nick



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 16 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nope.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 16 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hmmm. There may be people who won't leave....

Ta

buzzy



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 16 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Nick wrote:
boisdevie1 wrote:
Shed has power. Shed has thick masonry walls and foil backed insulation so I think perhaps Ethernet cable and a second router?


Power line adapters. Why lay cable when what you need is already there?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/netgear-powerline-500-essentials-edition-a72tc?cmpid=ppc&gclid=CP_CtZumpcwCFRIUGwodAvsM1w


If I bought such a device, is there any reason why I couldn't plug them into the 50m extension lead that I use when I want power in the field?


Can anyone tell me, from experience, if these powerline adapters have to be on the same ring circuit to work, or is being on the same household fuseboard enough?

Henry

OtleyLad



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 16 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

buzzy wrote:
wellington womble wrote:
Nick wrote:
boisdevie1 wrote:
Shed has power. Shed has thick masonry walls and foil backed insulation so I think perhaps Ethernet cable and a second router?


Power line adapters. Why lay cable when what you need is already there?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/netgear-powerline-500-essentials-edition-a72tc?cmpid=ppc&gclid=CP_CtZumpcwCFRIUGwodAvsM1w


If I bought such a device, is there any reason why I couldn't plug them into the 50m extension lead that I use when I want power in the field?


Can anyone tell me, from experience, if these powerline adapters have to be on the same ring circuit to work, or is being on the same household fuseboard enough?

Henry


They don't have to be on the same circuit, however, should one of the circuits trip, then the signal will be cut. But then you'd more than likely realise this at the time.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 16 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know that you can get some pretty impressive WiFi boosters: last week I found a fair signal in wood about 1/4 mile from the nearest house... I may go knock on doors next time I'm over that way and ask what it is they're using.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 16 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
I know that you can get some pretty impressive WiFi boosters: last week I found a fair signal in wood about 1/4 mile from the nearest house... I may go knock on doors next time I'm over that way and ask what it is they're using.


Perhaps the signal was from one of these modern fancy wildlife cameras, which apparently send pictures by wifi?

Henry

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 16 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

buzzy wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:
I know that you can get some pretty impressive WiFi boosters: last week I found a fair signal in wood about 1/4 mile from the nearest house... I may go knock on doors next time I'm over that way and ask what it is they're using.


Perhaps the signal was from one of these modern fancy wildlife cameras, which apparently send pictures by wifi?

Possibly, but from where would they be picking up the signal?

buzzy



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 16 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Nick wrote:
boisdevie1 wrote:
Shed has power. Shed has thick masonry walls and foil backed insulation so I think perhaps Ethernet cable and a second router?


Power line adapters. Why lay cable when what you need is already there?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/netgear-powerline-500-essentials-edition-a72tc?cmpid=ppc&gclid=CP_CtZumpcwCFRIUGwodAvsM1w


If I bought such a device, is there any reason why I couldn't plug them into the 50m extension lead that I use when I want power in the field?


Only that some such devices say in the instructions that they are only to be plugged into a wall socket, not into a trailing socket.

Henry

buzzy



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 16 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OtleyLad wrote:
buzzy wrote:
wellington womble wrote:
Nick wrote:
boisdevie1 wrote:
Shed has power. Shed has thick masonry walls and foil backed insulation so I think perhaps Ethernet cable and a second router?


Power line adapters. Why lay cable when what you need is already there?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/netgear-powerline-500-essentials-edition-a72tc?cmpid=ppc&gclid=CP_CtZumpcwCFRIUGwodAvsM1w


If I bought such a device, is there any reason why I couldn't plug them into the 50m extension lead that I use when I want power in the field?


Can anyone tell me, from experience, if these powerline adapters have to be on the same ring circuit to work, or is being on the same household fuseboard enough?

Henry


They don't have to be on the same circuit, however, should one of the circuits trip, then the signal will be cut. But then you'd more than likely realise this at the time.


Unfortunately the one I bought does not work if not plugged into the same circuit - says so in the instructions and trial and error proves this to be so.

Henry

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