Please note: This topic is for your comments and feedback on Product Tests being run by Mumsnet. It is not the place to post (or ask for) comments on other products. If you do this, your comments may be deleted. If you'd like to run your own product test, please email insight@mumsnet.com. If you are an entrepreneur or start-up and would like to ask for some feedback, please visit our media requests topic.

Wifi booster

(6 Posts)
multitasker Wed 19-Mar-14 14:41:37

My router is stuck at the far end of the house next to the house computer so I have no wifi coverage in the furthest away room. Any suggestions for a booster or what should I do??

I8haggis4T Wed 19-Mar-14 20:43:40

Ah my dad had the same problem. He fixed it by buying a gadget (sorry I can't remember the device name) that he connected into a nearby power socket which was then connected by wire to the computer. He had a second of these gadgets which he plugged into a socket near the middle of his house to which he connected (again by wire) his router. This way he was able to access the internet better around the whole house. The pair of gadgets cost around £30 I think and the sockets need to be on what is called a "ring circuit". Hope this helps. I will see him soon and ask the name of the thing again.

I8haggis4T Wed 19-Mar-14 20:47:29

Here is some info I found online (other products available!):
http://www.geek.com/news/netgear-wifi-booster-extends-your-home-network-with-one-plug-no-wires-1504581/

multitasker Wed 19-Mar-14 21:57:44

Thanks for that, I'm sure there are plenty of devises out there, just not sure what's best and don't want to be ripped off!

I8haggis4T Thu 20-Mar-14 16:29:32

My dad's one is the netgear one (powerline av500) and he is happy with it. He corrected me today that your electrical sockets do not need to be on a ring circuit as his are not and it works fine. hope this helps.

I8haggis4T Thu 20-Mar-14 16:32:20

Here is a link to the one on Amazon (other internet shops are available!):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-XAVB5201-500-Powerline-Adapter/dp/B009S5O6PI/ref=sr_1_1/278-2051908-0492633?ie=UTF8&qid=1395333053&sr=8-1&keywords=netgear+powerline+500

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now