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    #11
    I first tried with a TP-Link wifi extender but the instructions were insanely difficult to understand. I finally googled and discovered I wasn't the only one struggling to install it.

    At my wits' end I bought a Netgear plug-in extender (dearer than the prices shown on this thread) and it's been ace.

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      #12
      No offence but it was pretty easy to install and it also gives you the option to configure it using a web browser, easily one of the best things I spent £20 on.
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        #13
        I am looking at buying a powerline wifi extender, but I'm wondering if it will be compatible with the older powerline adapters I already have. The older ones are only used to create a wired connection in another room, but I need another adapter that will act amplify the wireless signal based entirely on the powerline, and not on a LAN connection and not by leveraging the wifi signal (which is too weak in that part of my house).

        Has anyone here bought a powerline wireless extender (like the one below) and had it work OK with an existing older powerline set (different make/models)?

        TP-LINK TL-WPA281 300Mbps AV200 Wireless N Powerline Extender: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
        Last edited by ChimpMaster; 30 March 2015, 12:47.

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          #14
          353 review on Amazon will prob give you better feedback than on here

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            #15
            I had an old BT Home Hub 1.0 gathering dust in the loft. They can be reconfigured to provide a second wireless AP on your home network. So now we have the Home Hub 3 covering upstairs and the older Hub covering downstairs. Phones and slabs connect to whichever wireless signal is strongest.

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              #16
              Originally posted by unixman View Post
              I had an old BT Home Hub 1.0 gathering dust in the loft. They can be reconfigured to provide a second wireless AP on your home network. So now we have the Home Hub 3 covering upstairs and the older Hub covering downstairs. Phones and slabs connect to whichever wireless signal is strongest.
              Did you connect the Hub via powerline+LAN cable, or just through a spare phone socket?

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                #17
                Originally posted by ChimpMaster View Post
                Did you connect the Hub via powerline+LAN cable, or just through a spare phone socket?
                I connected the old Hub 1.0 through a lan cable to the Hub 3. No powerlines, just concealed cable. The Hub 3 runs the network. The Hub 1 is just used as an extra AP.

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                  #18
                  Originally posted by unixman View Post
                  I had an old BT Home Hub 1.0 gathering dust in the loft. They can be reconfigured to provide a second wireless AP on your home network. So now we have the Home Hub 3 covering upstairs and the older Hub covering downstairs. Phones and slabs connect to whichever wireless signal is strongest.
                  I did the same with my old BT hub after an upgrade. I do have problems with it disconnecting as I walk between areas of the house though. If I am playing a game and wander across the house it will disconnect and re-connect which narks me but not really by enough to do anything about it.
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                    #19
                    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
                    I did the same with my old BT hub after an upgrade. I do have problems with it disconnecting as I walk between areas of the house though. If I am playing a game and wander across the house it will disconnect and re-connect which narks me but not really by enough to do anything about it.
                    The Hub 1.0 is a/b wireless only, later models are n class. So I have one AP better than the other, but you can't really notice.

                    Funny how small modern houses are good at blocking signals, despite the wafer thin walls.

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                      #20
                      Originally posted by ChimpMaster View Post
                      I am looking at buying a powerline wifi extender, but I'm wondering if it will be compatible with the older powerline adapters I already have. The older ones are only used to create a wired connection in another room, but I need another adapter that will act amplify the wireless signal based entirely on the powerline, and not on a LAN connection and not by leveraging the wifi signal (which is too weak in that part of my house).

                      Has anyone here bought a powerline wireless extender (like the one below) and had it work OK with an existing older powerline set (different make/models)?

                      TP-LINK TL-WPA281 300Mbps AV200 Wireless N Powerline Extender: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
                      I think they tell you on their website.
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