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WiFi quandry


wee eddie

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I have recently had a visit from BT Openreach who have updated the Cables entering the house and installed a new Master Socket. Unfortunately it could not be in the same place as the old one. No problem.

My new download speeds are round about 9.7Mbps on my wireless laptop (They were about 2.8 to 3Mbps).

However my Desktop, using a Dynamode 11n USB Adaptor (a Dongle, I think) only manages between 0.5 and 2.5Mbps, when they sit side by side.

What route do I take.

Buy a more expensive Dongle, in which case which one, or buy a pair of Homeplugs at £41.00

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HondaMan

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I uses a devolo dLAN500 [Click here][1)

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HondaMan

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Sorry, link nmot workingClick here

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wee eddie

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Bit the Bullet - Bought a pair of Solwise 200Mbps Homeplug AV Ethernet Adapters (with AC Pass Through) @ £23 each.

Set-up couldn't have been easier.

Connect the Cables > Plug everything into the Homeplug > both Router and PC using the 'Pass Through' facility > switch on the Router > switch on the PC > press the Connect Button by the Router > press the Connect Button by the PC and that's it.

A lossless Internet Connection.

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SimpleSimon1

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Yep, I've got the Solwise 200's as well (7 of them scattered throughout the house, connected to computers, TV and HiFi) and am very pleased with them. The passthru facility is especially useful.

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