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Standard User wolvesmad
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 07-Sep-17 21:44:11
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Powerline woes


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My router and TV location appear to be on different rings, on the mains power. I've tried power line adapters which are really slow so i'm looking at a Wifi method.

I have a TP Link 9970, could this be used as an extender? Unfortunately my youview box is Ethernet only.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 07-Sep-17 21:47:08
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9970 Wifi isn't that reliable. TP Link said a new firmware was in the works but as yet hasnt arrived. When I was getting Telnet stats over wifi before the wifi would drop out now and again. Using ZyXEL now which seems much more stable.

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Standard User wolvesmad
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 07-Sep-17 22:26:32
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Re: Powerline woes


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Hmmm.

How can I get a decent connection to the YouView box if powerline adapts are awful.

Wireless extender?

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Thu 07-Sep-17 22:43:38
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Re: Powerline woes


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I got TP Link Archer T9UH and they are very good. Excellent wifi adapter. Up to 1900Mbps. My Wifi router is TP Link Archer VR2600 but the VDSL2+ modem only is running by Billion 8800NL.

Edited by adslmax (Thu 07-Sep-17 22:45:30)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 07-Sep-17 22:52:45
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Re: Powerline woes


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The T9UH is a USB wireless device so don't see how it helps.

What original poster is after is a wireless ethernet bridge so something like http://amzn.to/2vQzuSx

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Thu 07-Sep-17 22:54:51
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Thanks for this. I shall order this one instead! Thanks MrSaffron.
Standard User billford
(elder) Thu 07-Sep-17 23:21:29
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Re: Powerline woes


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
... something like http://amzn.to/2vQzuSx
Lovely comment in a review:
I then did what I (and probably 80% of the population) normally do and tried to install it without referring to the manual......2 minutes later all sorted and working perfectly!!!!
Speaks volumes about consumer networking kit crazy

Time to replace RTFM with ITFM? tongue

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Standard User wolvesmad
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 08-Sep-17 00:03:43
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Just ordered one MrS, hopefully it does the job!

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 08-Sep-17 00:13:15
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Re: Powerline woes


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In reply to a post by wolvesmad:
Just ordered one MrS, hopefully it does the job!
What YouView service are you trying to extend? If say BT TV, this uses multicast which only works over ethernet, hence a wifi extender like this would only work for things such as Netflix, 4OD, ITV player etc, but it would not provide you any of the BT TV channels over multicast such as BT Sport (all channels), TLC, MTV etc.

Generally speaking providers only offer Ethernet solutions for this reason (e.g powerline or a long ethernet cable).

EDIT: Seen TalkTalk signature, apparently boost channels etc work fine on TalkTalk Youview over WiFi adaptors provided they support IGMP.

Edited by ukhardy07 (Fri 08-Sep-17 00:18:43)

Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 08-Sep-17 08:40:30
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You can still use a device as shown above by Mr S.

It's how my parents BT TV works and their IPTV channels work fine.

Ethernet to the wireless bridge plugged into the wall, which then connects wireleslly to the home hub.
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