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advice please - home wireless options questions


pookie

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Hi,

Windows 7 Home Premium.I keep all drivers and malware detectors etc up to date and scan alot.

Home use. I have a N150 wireless modem router in the downstairs living room. My main pc is in the room above and uses a N150 wireless adaptor. Since I got it my kids now both have laptops using wirelsss and watch you tube videos etc. My wife has ipod and uses the internet on it and I have a smartphone connected wirelessly to the modem router. As such my main pc now seems to have a far weaker signal and speedtest results are slower than say a year ago. I don't won't to connect my main pc to modem router by cable and I can't move the modem router upstairs. So, to improve the signal around the house do I:

1) buy a N300 modem router (£100) and a N300 wireless adaptor(£40) for my main pc or, 2) keep my N150 modem router and N150 wireless adaptor card but powersocket plug in wireless range extenders (I've seen 200Mb ones for £70)?

Thank you

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pookie

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Thank you for all the replies!

I am with Talktalk and on their fibre option FaQ section it just mentions an engineer comes out it doesn't mention that they provide a higher spec modem router.

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pookie

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got the home plugs and made a great difference! thanks

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spuds

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What make/type Homeplugs did you buy.

There's a range, and I am looking into this for my own use. Not sure what to go for though?.

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lotvic

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I'm using TP-LINK model TL-PA211. I have 3 (the kit of two and an extra one) http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/?categoryid=206

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Nontek

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Nontek

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pookie

Thanks for your feedback. Which make did you get?

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pookie

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Hi,

I got the Belkin F5D4074uk AV Powerline Adaptor Kit. Simple to set up and came with all cables.

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spuds

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With regards to the adaptor kits, I have just been looking at 7dayshop, which seems to have a good selection, plus reviews on their own branded items seem to have some good reviews.

Trying to find out who manufactures 7dayshop branded adaptor kits and equipment?.

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