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dumbass12

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Calling all geeks, do me a favour, 'geek me up'

 

I live really rural, heartbreakingly slow wifi, I'm talking 4 hours to download a movie off appleTV etc. I've got a decent sized house and we've added another extension, on a different mains dist board. Problem is, I've got a Sonos music set up and I'd like to place extra speakers in there, but the wifi simply doesn't reach. I've got the extenders, but frankly they're just cr*p. I've spent loads over the years on expensive routers but given the poor copper cable in, they just don't make any difference, my HomeHub 4 is about as good as I can get. Can't even use the mains circuit plug in's as I've a different dist board. However, running a new cable around the house wouldn't be out of the question - I live in a bungalow. Any ideas guys ??? 

 

 


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Since you have a fairly slow signal coming in there is no point in using expensive Cat 6 or 6A.  I'd get some Cat 5e (up to 100 meters or 328 feet) and a couple of 110 style  RJ45 wall mount adapters something like: http://www.techtools...p/sky20895w.htmplus a second wireless router (one that connects to the Internet via RJ45 and not DSL or Cable tho if you already have one it can be made to work.  Just takes more configuration.) and two RJ45 jumper cables.  That's the neatest & easiest way to do it.  No crimping tool required.  Usually the adapters have little covers over the terminal blocks and you use them to push the wires into position without even needing to strip them.  (If they don't have the covers then a small screwdriver will do the job.)  Stay inside the house if you can when you run the cable.  It will last longer and lightning protection shouldn't be required.


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