05 April 2016
Originally posted by CB Saint
Baz, I live in a house with thick walls so the wireless is shite. The main router is in the arse end of the house which doesnt help.
I solve my problems by buying powerline plug http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/powerline/321_3076_30123_xx_xx/xx-criteria.html
Essentially turns your electricity circuit into a lan. I have a four port version in the lounge with the tele, sky and the dvd plugged in and have no data loss
I've got a slight variation on that. You can get routers designed for bigger gaffs and penetrating bigger walls, and for most things, I have no real issue with mine. I did find that the wifi was shite in the garage, which is built onto the outside of the house.
I've went a Netgear router and repeater (to cover the garage area). Both are dual band, and bung out a 5G and 2G signal. This is significant because on single band, everything negotiates down to the speed of the lowest connection. Using this setup, all your new 5G shit will connect without being affected by older stuff.
I've generally found the power stuff to be reliable. Can watch 1080p video on my tablet, streamed off the PC, whacked through the mains and retransmitted from a nearer wireless hub.
Technology, eh? Marvellous.
TLDR; consider getting a router that has a range extender and dual band.