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Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Wed 15-Jun-11 20:26:29
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Airport Express 2


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Sparked by Billford's problem, may I ask the Sage forum members about my little problem....

I have replaced the old garden shed with a nice new (wooden) garden office.

The desk has gone in and so has the venerable Dual (1GHz) G4 PowerMac (I know- it's reaching the end of useful life)

The desk has line of sight, through Bifold doors, ~12metres away to the Airport Express which is set to extend the network from the router at the front of the house...

With me so far?? (I'll upload a sketch if it helps!)

All through the house the MacBook and Mac Mini (and for that matter the iPhones) get a great signal.

In the office, however, the G4 has awful reception, 1 bar at most and usually none.

The Macbook gets 5 bars of Airport reception in the office, so I'm confident that I have extended the network correctly.

Q. Can airport cards (of the age in the G4) die of old age?
Q. Would it be worth trying to attach an external aerial to the airport card in the G4?
Q. If I thought 'forg*t the airport for the G4' do the Powerline connectors work if the 2 plugs are on separate circuits (on the same board)?
Q. If so are they all compatible- I ask this as one set on Amazon says M$ only!?!

Any alt.suggestion.

Thanks

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Sorry Bill

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Edited by nonymouse (Wed 15-Jun-11 22:35:20)

Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 15-Jun-11 20:40:22
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Re: Airport Express 2


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Any alt.suggestion.

Thanks

A
Give some money to charity.
Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Wed 15-Jun-11 20:46:43
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Give some money to charity.


Thanks for the quick response 12eason,

Can I be more specific and ask for sensible suggestions?!?

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 15-Jun-11 20:55:38
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In reply to a post by nonymouse:
Any alt.suggestion.
If you edit out the swearword in the 3rd question I won't have to delete your post for evading the language filter...

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Standard User acpsd775
(member) Wed 15-Jun-11 21:50:20
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ive been trying to figure out what that word actually is lol

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 15-Jun-11 21:53:11
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Sorry Bill
No problem, thanks.

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 15-Jun-11 21:54:39
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ive been trying to figure out what that word actually is lol

Ash
The word it is, is fine.

The word it was, wasn't tongue

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 15-Jun-11 22:08:13
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I can't help with the wireless questions, but:
In reply to a post by nonymouse:
do the Powerline connectors work if the 2 plugs are on separate circuits (on the same board)?
They probably will, but it's not guaranteed and will probably be slower than if they're both on the same ring.
If so are they all compatible- I ask this as one set on Amazon says M$ only!?!
Again, I think they're supposed to be but you'll never get anybody to say "Yes, our homeplugs will work with any others".

It's very much "suck it and see" I'm afraid.

Another suggestion- you've obviously run mains, and possibly phone, cable to the shed office, why not run a length of Cat5e cable with a socket at each end? 12 metres is well within spec and provided you don't run it too close to the mains cable it should be fine.

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Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Wed 15-Jun-11 22:40:17
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provided you don't run it too close to the mains cable it should be fine.


As the mains to the shed office runs through a 1/2" pipe, it would have been fairly adjacent smile

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 15-Jun-11 22:43:16
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In reply to a post by billford:
provided you don't run it too close to the mains cable it should be fine.


As the mains to the shed office runs through a 1/2" pipe, it would have been fairly adjacent smile

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No problem



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