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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bravebat1, 21 Jan 2018.

  1. Bravebat1

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    hi all,

    My wifi hub is located in a small cupboard dirctly under the stairs. If i was to cut a vent in the cuboard door would this improve the wifi signal in other parts of the house?

    Thanks,

    Bb1
     
  2. Iamchamps

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    If your cupboard door is made out of metal then yea maybe a little bit. Otherwise no you are wasting your time. Invest in a WiFi booster or extender you can buy cheap on amazon for £20 or so.
     
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    i doubt it very much unless its full off metal over most off the surface
    does the signal strengthen if you leave the door open ??
     
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    Or move the hub to a more central place.
     
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  5. Bravebat1

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    Thanks for the reply guys.

    Yes the signal improves with the door open.

    Relocation isn’t an option. The house has just been renovated and Mrs Bravebat won’t allow it.
     
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    Also get the android app "wifi analyzer" and have a look at how many of your neighbours are using the same channel as you.
    You will be surprised, change the channel (in the router at 192.168.0.1) to something a little further away - it may make a lot of difference.
     
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    i have my router in the front room and as an experiment moved it about 350mm onto a bracket shelf i attached to the front door this put the router in line off site off the back garden 60 foot away and virtually double the signal strength
    so may be worth moving in all direction within the cable length to give the best average
     
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    Make it so that Mrs Bravebat's signal is the worst, then find a solution that gives her a super signal - that will be acceptable :)
     
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    Good idea!!
     
  10. By virtue that opening the door improves the signal, that tells you that it's location isn't very sensible. Just why is Mrs BB making you put it in the cupboard.

    There are small discrete boosters that you can plug into the wall socket to improve the weak signal, and there are powerline adapters that you could plug a network cable into.

    But at the end of the day, what is the point of having WiFi, and not being able to use it properly.
     
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    Another suggestion is to put Mrs Bravebat in the cupboard, although what will more likely happen is that you get shut in there :)
     
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    At least Bravebat1 will get a good signal in the cupboard.....
     
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  13. 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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    If its in a cupboard try a foil reflector to make it more directional youtube is full of examples.
     
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    Youtube is definitely full of something....

    Nozzle
     
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