by Matthadfield14 Investigator
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Will hardwiring my brightbox extender directly to the router fix my 50% packet ?

So I’ve got a router that gives me 7.7mbps with a packet loss of 1.1% when I’m in my room(top of the house, router in bottom floor so a fair distance) and an extender just outside my room giving me30mbps but with a packet loss of 50% . They are connected wirelessly. Do I need to run a cable and connect them directly through Ethernet to get rid of the packet loss? 

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by Grand Master
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Re: Will hardwiring my brightbox extender directly to the router fix my 50% pack

Hi @Matthadfield14 

 

Use power line adapters as they are much better for extended length than cable, that is if your wiring is ok. They are also better than WiFi for data intensive equipment such as games consoles, pc , smart TVs.

 

Thanks

 

 




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by Grand Master
Grand Master
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Re: Will hardwiring my brightbox extender directly to the router fix my 50% pack

Hi @Matthadfield14 

 

Use power line adapters as they are much better for extended length than cable, that is if your wiring is ok. They are also better than WiFi for data intensive equipment such as games consoles, pc , smart TVs.

 

Thanks

 

 




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EE standard opening hours are 8am to 9pm weekday, 8am to 8pm on weekends.
by Matthadfield14 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Will hardwiring my brightbox extender directly to the router fix my 50% pack

Thank you for your reply, I was thinking about using plas but wasnt sure it would work being as the router isnt on the same ring main, 

by Matthadfield14 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Will hardwiring my brightbox extender directly to the router fix my 50% pack

So I've been busy today, I've got a ee brightbox 2 router and the extender is a netgear extender ( pops up as ext on the end of my ee name on the wifi list) and I've bought 2 tp-link plas and linked up the main router to the booster. It created a big problem. (Couldnt connect to wifi etc etc) where am I going wrong?

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