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BT Home Hub Connectivity


morddwyd

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Can any body recommend a reliable wireless adapter that will connect to a BT Home Hub?

I have tried three, with two different computers, in two different rooms without success.

Laptops, Skybox, mobile all connect OK but not the PC

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morddwyd

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Yes, I should have made clear, hub and PC are in the same room, but at opposite ends, so shielding shouldn't be a problem, though a cable is still impractical.

I'm using a USB connection on the front of the PC, which is actually in line of sight to the router!

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hssutton

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I'm with Nontek on this, I was having great difficulty with a wireless system in my home so switched to Homeplugs which work flawlessly.

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Nontek

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If you do have Mains sockets at each end of the room, then HomePlugs would still be the answer, their cables are quite short and really not noticeable in use.

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rdave13

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For TP-LINK adapters these instructions might help,

Win 7

Win 8.

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Secret-Squirrel

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morddwyd, don't forget to try my suggestion. I've experienced your exact problem on two occasions, and assigning a wireless-channel number between 1 & 11 fixed things on both occasions. It should take you all of two minutes to try this. It may not help but it's definitely worth looking into.

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Woolwell

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Do you have a hands free telephone in the same room? I would try Secret-Squirrel's recommendation to change channels first. However I have a suspicion that all is not well with the pc. Do the adaptors work in the laptop?

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morddwyd

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"Do the adaptors work in the laptop?"

No. Although the laptop connects Ok using its own wireless (I'm using it now) if I disable it and use the adapter nothing comes up.

However, I will try some more of the suggested solutions.

The instructions from rdave13 are particularly comprehensive and bear no relation to the instructions that came with the device!

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morddwyd

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Final update

Finally managed to connect using a Vonets VAP11G bridge.

I had been using it for a smart TV so it was already tuned to my network, and connected as soon as I plugged the RJ45 in, with no further input from me.

Thanks for all the responses.

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Nontek

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Grreat, thanks for your feedback.

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