need help to set wireless connection to garden

  dalleyman1 10 Jul 11

i already have a wireless router that goes round my house no problem but it wont work out in the garden how do i go about either strengthing the signal or is there a alternative ie run some sort of cable outside im a bit of a computer novice so simple replies please dalleyman1

  proudfoot 10 Jul 11

Try repositioning the router near a window. I live in a house with 24 inch thick stone walls and have no problem on the side of my house where my hub is situated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10 Jul 11

Have a read of this thread

or try moving the router to a room nearer the garden

  robin_x 10 Jul 11

I was gobsmacked to learn that 30m of Cat5 cable can now be widely had for a fiver. (This weeks BBC Click throwaway line)

So I Googled and 'tis true. Brings to mind all sorts of possibilities.

You could put router in back room/dining room and trail out of window/conservatory to garden, as an example of 'summer thinking'. Or cable the whole house for peanuts. (cut the ends off 30m patch cords)

Of course you could do it properly with £20+ wireless extenders etc.


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