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    Do any of you fine folks know if it's easy/straight forward to get wifi to a detached garage? The garage electrical supply has it's own fusebox if that makes any difference.


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    Default Re: Getting WIFI to detached garage

    Depends how far the detached is to an extent. You can get wi-fi extender boxes that should do it.

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    Default Re: Getting WIFI to detached garage

    Before I ran separate ethernet cable I used powerline adapters.
    The signal went through 3 consumer units in total.
    Worth buying from a place that has easy returns (e.g. Amazon) in case it doesn't work out.

    I've always found wifi extenders infuriating.

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    Top of the range BT ones work well, tried loads at work and these have lasted loner than any of the others, don't get one's with Wi-Fi access points built in, buy seperate APs, especially if you have noisy mains.

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    Default Re: Getting WIFI to detached garage

    Bury external grade cat 5e or cat6 Ethernet cable between the house router and the garage. Then put a cheap Wi-Fi access point in the garage

    You can mess with mains range extenders but they can be a pita.

    Thatís what Iíd do.

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    Default Re: Getting WIFI to detached garage

    I'd try the powerline adapter first, much less hassle than trying to run a cable.

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    I'm going to try and get a powerline adapter first and give that a go. I can't be arsed with burying cable as the drive is concrete and I'll need to drill through the side of the house. So basically that's out. I don't need wifi out there that badly.

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    Quick update: I tried a wifi extender, that seems to work but the quality of signal is not brilliant. It works though so that'll do. I also tried a BT hot spot kit which plugs in to your router and a second unit plugs in to a socket close to where you want the signal. Despite the 2nd unit saying there was a good signal and both my phone and laptop saying the same, the signal would just drop out. I suspect this was because the units were plugged in to circuits with different fuse boxes.

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    If it's a ethernet of mains device with a WiFi access point built in they all do this, ethernet over mains and a seperate WiFi access point works better, but noisy mains affect ethernet over mains units.
    WiFi extenders are just signal amplifiers, and amplify the errors as well as the good frames.

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    it was one of these: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I wondered if it would work better if I used an ethernet cable from the 2nd unit (I'm not tech savvy, you may have guessed)

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    Default Re: Getting WIFI to detached garage

    A Ubiquiti WAP sends a good signal quite far, for not much more than you paid for that other thing.

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    Default Re: Getting WIFI to detached garage

    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy View Post
    I suspect this was because the units were plugged in to circuits with different fuse boxes.
    Our units are working through at least 2 different fuse boxes, sometimes through a chain of 3.
    The further we get away though the more choosy the units become, sometimes working in one socket but not in an adjacent one (sockets, not gangs on the same socket).
    I have had them working around 100m away from each other but it probably helps that I'm the only house on our phase of the supply network transformer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy View Post
    it was one of these: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I wondered if it would work better if I used an ethernet cable from the 2nd unit (I'm not tech savvy, you may have guessed)
    These are the best ones I've tried

    https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...81c200f96413ff



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