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Wifi at the bottom of the garden

Discussion in 'Home Automation' started by amatureleccy, 30 Dec 2020.

  1. amatureleccy

    amatureleccy

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    I am rebuilding the shed at the bottom of my garden and am looking to provide it with WIFI. It already has power and I use a netgear powerline adapter to get internet to the shed - but of course this is wired internet.

    Is there a way to create a wifi solution using the powerline adapter. I tried a few options but couldn't figure out what I need. My searches all turn up standard wifi extenders which simply take one wifi zone and amplify it to extend the wifi coverage. That wont work for me as the main wifi is at the front of the house and even with an extender it wont reach the bottom of the garden.

    So given that I can get the internet to the shed using the copper power lines, how then do I use that for setting up a wifi zone?

    Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
     
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    You just need an old BT hub or other brand of router. Plug your ethernet cable from your powerline adapter into it and search Youtube for instructions on changing the settings to make it into a wireless access point. For a BT hub something like "using old bt hub as wifi extender" will bring you instructions but if you have a different make/model hub just modify the search terms. Secondhand routers/home hubs are normally very cheap if you don't have an old one kicking about.
     
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    I got one from Lidi, multi options on how used, but I had it set up hard wired in and wireless out.
     
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