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#1 OFFLINE   manboobs109

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:46 AM

I'm trying to get my WiFi into the garden so bought a booster thing and plugged it in at a back window but it's still a shite signal in the garden. Any tips? Could I get an extension cable run it into the garden then plug another one in? Would that even work. As you might have guessed I'm a bit of a mong at shit like this. Also the decking bit I want the WiFi at is surrounded by conifers, would that make a difference?
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:08 PM

Mantits, was it a powerline adapter you bought ?

If the signal is that bad in the garden you could get a length of Ethernet cable, wireless switch and job done .

Edited by Sooper-hanz, 16 July 2017 - 12:11 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:12 PM

I stopped reading at the word 'garden'

 

It's a veranda you fat clown.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:17 PM

Or if you have bought powerline adapters I have another suggestion
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

It's a netgear one. It's got an Ethernet plug though I didn't think of that. It'll have to be a long fucker though.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:30 PM

It's a netgear one. It's got an Ethernet plug though I didn't think of that. It'll have to be a long fucker though.

 

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:47 PM

Every time eh am back in Dundee it genuinely amazes me that the Internet is available.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

^ Havers man. It's a fucking great place. Can't beat Albert Street on a sunny day.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:00 PM

a few possible solutions

if you have a phone point near the back garden, relocate the router and see if that works. if you can you can also try splitting the frequency to 2.4 and 5ghz and connect to the 2.4 ghz see if it makes a difference. 2.4 range is better

buy a wifi extender/repeater and plug it close to the back garden see id it works

if you have an iphone you could try buying a set of powerline network things and an apple airport express. plug the airport express into the ppwerline adaptor with a length of ethernet cable and sit it on window sill. can try it outside if its dry.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:15 PM

^ Havers man. It's a fucking great place. Can't beat Albert Street on a sunny day.


Which street is that moobs?
Had many a tear up in Dundee but not au fair with the streets
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:21 PM

Which street is that moobs?
Had many a tear up in Dundee but not au fair with the streets


It's the main street right through Stobie, bit like Gorgie Road in Edinburgh not as posh. Where I grew up.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

Dundee is a city full of minkers.

 

Internet is too good for them.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:35 PM

My tip would be to fuck having wi-fi in the garden.

Gardens are for drinking cider or beer.

Edited by Reed or deed, 16 July 2017 - 05:35 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:41 PM

^ thats a fair point. It's good to get a bit music going though.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:41 PM

Attenuation doesn't affect Ethernet till about 2km

So best bet is a mother of a cable, routed

Failing that a bt Wi-Fi extender that when setting up tells you optimum distance from router to plug it in thus providing max extension of signal to garden
Look up 11ac booster 1200, I've just done same thing for conservatory Amazon stick

As beer gut says too, try joining 2.4ghz band, not as fast but better range
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:44 PM

Dundee is a city full of minkers.
 
Internet is too good for them.


Wick man in not liking Dundonians shocker

You're nothing if not predictable Tup.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:05 PM

That tesco in dundee is fucking massive. Don't know where that figures in the dundee vs wick comp, but if so - noteworthy.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

That Tesco is bigger than Wick
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:21 PM

Attenuation doesn't affect Ethernet till about 2km

So best bet is a mother of a cable, routed

Failing that a bt Wi-Fi extender that when setting up tells you optimum distance from router to plug it in thus providing max extension of signal to garden
Look up 11ac booster 1200, I've just done same thing for conservatory Amazon stick

As beer gut says too, try joining 2.4ghz band, not as fast but better range

 

Attenuation starts the moment the signal enters a length of cable and starts dropping immediately.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:52 AM

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:27 AM

Every time eh am back in Dundee it genuinely amazes me that the Internet is available.


There is a rumour that the Ann Summers shop in Dundee has a one off line in crotchless shell suits
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:02 PM

 
Attenuation starts the moment the signal enters a length of cable and starts dropping immediately.


Not in Ethernet cables, no

Certainly not noticeable anyway
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:36 PM

Not in Ethernet cables, no

Certainly not noticeable anyway

Attenuation is a physical law . Doesn't matter how the cable is made up you always get signal loss .

Which Ethernet cables run a distance of 2km anyway ?

Are you the BT chap MT?

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 04:45 AM

Just tether the 4g signal from your mobile to tablet / laptop. Job done.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:34 AM

I got one for house the other day off amazon signal drops out when on the patio did the job £14 netgear chatty.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:49 AM

Attenuation is a physical law . Doesn't matter how the cable is made up you always get signal loss .

Which Ethernet cables run a distance of 2km anyway ?

Are you the BT chap MT?


FAR from noticeable though!
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:07 AM

FAR from noticeable though!


You do know that you are referring to BT's Ethernet product which is a fibre cable and not a copper cable?
You do know that don't you ? :)
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 12:05 PM

You do know that you are referring to BT's Ethernet product which is a fibre cable and not a copper cable?
You do know that don't you ? :)


Haha I'm talking about basic Ethernet cable

I've ran 4 if them under the house, no problem with attenuation at all!
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:39 PM

Haha I'm talking about basic Ethernet cable

I've ran 4 if them under the house, no problem with attenuation at all!


True , but it doesn't solve Manjugs problem if he wants wifi in his garden.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:14 PM

True , but it doesn't solve Manjugs problem if he wants wifi in his garden.


It does if he runs a mother of an Ethernet cable "checkit"

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