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WiFi Access Point

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jupiter01, 14 Feb 2018.

  1. Jupiter01

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    Hi,

    I currently have a wifi router in the garage. This is plugged into a switch which then has various Ethernet points around the house. One is in a central location of the house where I intended to install a ceiling mounted access point. I don't have a PoE feature on my switch but have power source in the ceiling.

    Q. What do you recommend by way of access point which provides a good signal around the house. I am using cat 6 cable. Can the router have the same SSID and password as my original SSID so that devices ca automatically connect to the one that provides the strongest signal?
     
  2. Lower

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    To get the devices to automatically connect to the access point with the strongest system you need a system with beam steering.

    Having tried a variety of powerline adaptors, wifi signal boosters etc, i've finally found one that works.

    https://www.shop.bt.com/learnmore/bt-branded-products-and-services/bt-whole-home-wi-fi/

    Two discs downstairs (one connected by Ethernet to the hub) and one upstairs and i now have excellent, reliable coverage throughout my house and garden all on the same SSID
     
  3. ban-all-sheds

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    See also https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.p...te-owners-bad-powerline-network-adapters.html

    https://community.talktalk.co.uk/t5/TalkTalk-TV/powerline-adapters/td-p/1736914

    Seriously, these devices are dreadful, they ought to be banned, nobody should be using them.
     
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