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We have been having issues with them for years now. When we switch on the computers or smart phones it often picks up the old livebox which got changed years ago plus no wifi in the bog and we used too have wifi there.

Been on google, tried resetting them bla bla bla.

Today went into Orange and said what the problem is. The old wifi extenders do not work with the newer livebox which we have, so we bought the new unit. Everything works now but not checked out if there is reception in the bog yet. :lol:
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mysty wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:12 pm
. . . plus no wifi in the bog and we used too have wifi there.
Puts new meaning into the "Internet of Things"

Seriously, son was moaning about WiFi lag affecting his gaming so I resurrected some Ethernet over Power devices. He says it transforms the speed - so that might be another option (though perhaps not in the bog - electricty and water etc)

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I'm seriously considering moving our Livebox nearer to the "office" so I can run an ethernet cable. On paper it looks like being way faster.
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niemeyjt wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:19 pm
mysty wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:12 pm
. . . plus no wifi in the bog and we used too have wifi there.
Puts new meaning into the "Internet of Things"
... and to "logging on"
Same old nonsense.

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I've very happily been using "powerline" extenders in the UK for many years, initially to link a mac to the router (rather than use wifi) and currently for a network printer.

I don't know if you could combine your wifi extender with such a system, but I imagine you could.
Same old nonsense.

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I can seriously attest to the effectiveness of the Google mesh routers.
Expensive, but takes wifi up to a different level.

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Flaneur wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:22 pm
I've very happily been using "powerline" extenders in the UK for many years, initially to link a mac to the router (rather than use wifi) and currently for a network printer.

I don't know if you could combine your wifi extender with such a system, but I imagine you could.
You can but that would add another cable to the collection to trip over.

How do others wire their houses now? USB sockets on every wall? What else?

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Ats, the powerline system uses your house mains cabling to carry the signal. So you have
RJ45 cable from router to plug unit
and then, in the place where you need your WiFi extender, plug unit (plugged into the wall) plus RJ45 cable to extender, and you can even plug the extender into the plug unit.

However, for your needs I reckon Hal's mesh suggestion would be the way to go. Google's mesh gets very good reviews, and you can extend it as the need arises. So you could start with just two units and buy another if necessary.
Same old nonsense.

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Post by After the Storm »

Can his be used as a photo stand? That is what orange has come up with for theirs, might need a group photo to put into it. Funny, I never thought “wouldn’t it be handy if the WiFi extender could also be used as a photo frame”... :P

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One WiFi extender pretending to be a photo stand :P
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