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wireless upstairs in my bedroom (no Ethernet cable available )
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wireless upstairs in my bedroom (no Ethernet cable available )

wireless upstairs in my bedroom (no Ethernet cable available )

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wireless upstairs in my bedroom (no Ethernet cable available ).

^Folks, I'd love your help if possible. atm my BT router is downstairs in my lounge but in my bedroom i have my wireless laptop but the connection is slower (compared to the machines downstairs) . My Q is : if I buy a wireless range extender, would that help matters. and also, would the extender be placed in my upstairs bedroom and be permanently connected to the laptop - or is a power source sufficient enough. Once again, I do not have an Ethernet outlet in the bedroom, so please bear that in mind. If the extender does have to be permanently connected to laptop via an Ethernet cable then that is not an issue for me. Finally, is the initial setup difficult -- does the extender need to 'talk' to the router downstairs? Thanks as always for your help.

would something like this be okay:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Wireless-Universal-Range-Extender/dp/B000IE8STS

RE: wireless upstairs in my bedroom (no Ethernet cable available )

If you can't get this to work you could consider ethernet over power instead

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RE: wireless upstairs in my bedroom (no Ethernet cable available )

What speed is your laptop connecting at - its likely to be 802.11G so up to 54Mbps but if you are a distance away it may be much slower.  What speed is your broadband - unless its BT Infinity then its only up to 20Mbps so your laptop wireless is likely to be faster and the bottleneck the Broadband?

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RE: wireless upstairs in my bedroom (no Ethernet cable available )

>> ethernet over power <<

I can 100% recommend Devolo dLAN.  The first time you plug your network cable into what seems like a mains power supply can be a tense moment, but it does work brilliantly.  

>> does the extender need to 'talk' to the router downstairs? Thanks as always for your help. <<

Yes, wirelessly.  It boosts a small signal and re-transmits at full strength.  Generally they are straightforward to install - though it helps to reads the instructions first as there are a few variations on the theme

Once setup, it can be easily moved around, e.g. near a window for surfing in the garden.  

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