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I am trying to get a better wireless signal in my parents house, but am having significant issues. The router is mounted in the corner of the bottom floor of their house (3 story). It cannot be moved. Trying to pass a signal though 3 slumpstone walls over about 80ft is not happening. I was wondering if it would be possible to hook up one of these kits: TP-LINK TL-PA210KIT AV200 Mini Powerline Starter Kit and set up a wireless router in a more central location of the house?
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Yeah i think it could work out
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Maybe but most likely NO. This is due to it only works on the circuit it is connected too. I would suggest a Repeater/Extender Wifi. They come in you favorite flavors. I use a Amped SR300 Extender/ Repeater.

If put say on the second floor in the middle of the house it will connect everything. Also a thing to check and see if your wifi router/modem is N band. If not I'd suggest getting a second one or a Higer N-band router and connecting it and turning off the wifi on the modem. This will extend the range by atleast 5 fold.
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Maybe but most likely NO. This is due to it only works on the circuit it is connected too. I would suggest a Repeater/Extender Wifi. They come in you favorite flavors. I use a Amped SR300 Extender/ Repeater.
If put say on the second floor in the middle of the house it will connect everything. Also a thing to check and see if your wifi router/modem is N band. If not I'd suggest getting a second one or a Higer N-band router and connecting it and turning off the wifi on the modem. This will extend the range by atleast 5 fold.

What?

Powerline Ethernet will work within your home. Eventually all the "circuits" are connected via the fuse panel.
    
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There are still a few hitches. Here in the U.S., we tend to run split-phase wiring. The electrical service enters our homes as 240 volts made up of two 120V lines (or legs). Our 120V outlets are derived from tapping off one or the other of those 120V legs. As a result, you may not be able to network devices that are plugged into outlets on different legs. In addition, older wiring and long wire runs can slow down power-line transmission speeds.

Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9127759/Review_5_power_line_devices_that_take_you_online_where_Ethernet_or_Wi_Fi_can_t_


Edit: With the repeater/ extender I get 20mb up and down off a 30mb/25mb fiber optic line form 50 feet away and through 4 walls and all of it is thick plastered walls with 0 line of site.
Edited by CyberDemonz101 - 11/24/12 at 10:37pm
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Picked up a Wireless-N router and some hi gain antennas for $20 on a Black Friday sale. Gonna see how that goes. I will be replacing an old internal antenna Cisco. Not sure if the old one is N or not.
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What?
Powerline Ethernet will work within your home. Eventually all the "circuits" are connected via the fuse panel.

^ Is right. I have been using powerline adapters for about a year and a half and don't have a problem with them. But a big thing to look at is where your fuse panel is located because your not going straight from adapter to adapter your going adapter to fuse panel to adapter almost doubling your distance if your adapters are far from your fuse panel.
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I've used the Netgear Powerline HD set and they work great! Though, your performance depends on how big the house is and how far away the rooms are from each other. Also the depends on the complexity of the circuitry in the house. IE more than one circuit panel.


I've installed this in several houses with great results. Hooking up another AP to it will be just fine. I've purchased the 300 Mbps device and pulled 90 Mbps point to point. Granted this was a device purchased nearly 4 years ago! So I'm sure they've gotten better.


Stick to name brands. Go with a cheap one and all I have to say is "You get what you pay for."
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