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Standard User brandscill
(experienced) Thu 27-Jul-17 17:15:27
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Connecting a garage with HomePlugs


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Hi,

Hopefully somebody can help.

My granddad is looking to get online in his garage and shed (which is directly behind the garage)

The garage is perhaps 10 meters from the house with a clear line of sight. At the moment they have wireless outside the garage but as soon as you go in you lose connection.

I wanted to explore HomePlugs and wondered if anything would be suitable to get internet over there. Their home connection is only around 1.5Mbps due to being in the middle of nowhere in the Scottish Borders, so a dramatic loss of speed wouldn't be an issue.

There is a fuse box in the house feeding a fuse box in the garage which feeds another fuse box in the shed (see images below)

House

Garage

Shed

Are there any home plugs that would do this? It isn't possible to run an Ethernet between the two points as this would be too much work to undertake.

Thanks

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 27-Jul-17 18:02:55
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It really would be a case of try it and see.

Firstly it will depend on which circuit the router/hub is plugged into in the house ... the signal could then have to pass through 2 RCDs before going to the garage. Then when it gets to the garage another RCD and I cannot see if there is another in the shed.

Each RCD is very likely to degrade any signal by a significant amount and I would say it probably would not work.

One reason the signal is lost in the garage is the Celotex insulation - foil covered on both sides which will severely attenuation the WiFi signal.

Ethernet is probably the only way.


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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Thu 27-Jul-17 18:09:41
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Re: Connecting a garage with HomePlugs


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Does the wireless have to travel through lots of walls before the garage?

Could a solution be to install a booster on a wall which faces the garage?


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Standard User GonePostal
(regular) Thu 27-Jul-17 18:11:15
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Would the Ubiquiti kit mentioned in this thread be a possible solution? Presumably you would need ethernet cabling or another WAP in the garage/shed.
Standard User robertcrowther
(member) Thu 27-Jul-17 18:57:29
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I don't think HomePlugs would be suitable for this situation and it looks like you've already tried wireless. So the next step would be Ethernet cable.

At least if you installed Ethernet cable it would be future proofing if later the broadband speed did improve.

Also once the Ethernet cable is installed you could always use a wireless access point in the garage for any wireless devices.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 27-Jul-17 19:10:15
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Yep, I second your thoughts, 10m and ethernet will remove all the buts and maybe's.

Standard User ggremlin
(experienced) Thu 27-Jul-17 19:30:57
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while I dont really like the powerline extenders, I think they would be fine in this case.
they are not expensive to buy, and some places may take them back if they are unsuitable for your environment.
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Edited by ggremlin (Thu 27-Jul-17 19:53:04)

Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 27-Jul-17 21:26:28
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Agreed. Easier to try it and see with Homeplugs and return them if they don't do the job.
Standard User brandscill
(experienced) Fri 28-Jul-17 12:17:35
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Thanks for the advice. Have ordered a pair of homeplugs to be delivered to him tomorrow on the basis we can return it if they don't do the job.

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Fri 28-Jul-17 12:26:22
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Good luck wink
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