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Wifi extender - any recommendations?

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suntodayplease Wed 02-Oct-13 11:45:05

Apologies if this isn't the right place! Can anyone recommend a wifi extender for a Victorian terrace? The current wifi box provides internet up through the 3 floors but we struggle to get signal towards the back half of the house. I'm looking for a wireless extender, I did read about some systems that work using your own electrical circuits? But I'm pretty clueless about this sort of thing....
Thanks very much.

wonkylegs Wed 02-Oct-13 11:55:30

You need Homeplugs - they use your electrics to extend your network throughout the house. We use them with great success in our Victorian house and I've even used them on a project at a church with stone Walls several feet thick.
There are many makes see buying advice here

TheCokeMachine Wed 02-Oct-13 13:52:51

We use these, they work really well. You can use them wireless or run a cable to them.

PigletJohn Wed 02-Oct-13 14:02:31

can you run a cable from the existing router to an extra one upstairs?

there are various grumbles about (in)security of plugins

suntodayplease Wed 02-Oct-13 14:40:55

Not able to run cables as we've recently decorated and I can't face putting more cables up where they've just been removed, hence I want to go for a wireless option. I appreciate this leads to its own problems.
Am I actually after an extender or a repeater? As soon as I google I end up getting totally confused. I've already bought the wrong thing once so need to get it right this time. Baby due imminently and I want wifi in the nursery! There seems to be a huge range in cost for these sorts of things too, does ££ get you better signal?

CuddyMum Wed 02-Oct-13 15:50:24

I need exactly the same thing... am watching with interest

wonkylegs Wed 02-Oct-13 16:32:47

I'll check which ones we use when I get home. We spent a lot of time researching them and we've had a bit of trial and error but the ones we've got now work the best. We have had them in a deep terrace house and now in a massive semi both of which suffer from thick brick walls.

wonkylegs Wed 02-Oct-13 17:02:19

Just checked ours are Devolo ones. They work very well with our Asus wireless router and we have no security issues.

MelanieWiggles Wed 02-Oct-13 17:13:14

We use these - they send the signal around the house using the electricity wires. The are brilliant - large house, thick walls - have wifi everywhere now. Not expensive either.

CointreauVersial Thu 03-Oct-13 00:30:20

I have one of these. It works well, although the setup instructions were pretty poor.

OnePlanOnHouzz Thu 03-Oct-13 09:19:58

so glad you posted this - as the ones we have are totally useless - and seem to make what ever you are using lose all connection !! thanks ! :-)

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