Bear with me.
I live in a three bedroom semi with loft conversion (4 beds in total). All of my computer, XBox equipment is in the loft.
I have located the master socket (lounge, ground floor) and have taken the bell wire out. There are 4 extension sockets around the house, one of which is in the loft.
I had connected my router to the loft extension and was getting speeds of around 4 meg which was fine. However, recently, the connection speed dropped to 2 meg for no obvious reason. I therefore popped the router downstairs to the master socket and plugged it directly in. Stats were:
Connection Speed - 7136
Line Attenuation - 15.0
SNR - 5.9
Back in the loft they were:
Connection Speed - 2368
Line Attenutation - 34.0
SNR - 6.4
So, I assume that the extension wiring in the house is absolutely awful. I have removed the bell wire and the redundant wires from the extensions around the house but this made no real difference to the loft connection speed. I dont have enough filters for all of the extension sockets in the house but would this make a difference?
If I plug the router into the lounge socket permanently, the wireless signal in the loft is poor and drops a little. I think that my options are therefore:
1. Fiddle with the extension wiring some more - any suggestions?; or
2. Use a powerline solution for the loft and place the router in the lounge.
Any hints, tips or advice?