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Help Trueman with Internet Signal.

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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 06:15 AM
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Hello friends, just a quick one here.

My daughter's internet connection in her room is kind of choppy. Her computer is good and we have Fios.

She also has Ethernet connection to her room.

Question : Is it possible to buy a boost device to boost Ethernet ?

Or, if more convenient, to buy a booster for wifi? Which one?

Also thinking maybe the source is the problem.




posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 06:36 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

Wifi boosters exist, but are generally junk.

If you can, get an access point. It plugs into any Ethernet Jack and broadcasts a wifi signal.

The best results come from one unit powerful enough to cover the whole building, placed roughly in the center.
Otherwise you wind up hopping from one to the other as you move around the house.

There are "mesh" systems where multiple units broadcast the same network, but those aren't ready for home use yet IMO



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 06:37 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

The button on the side allows reset.
(((((WI-FI))))))))))))))
Always periodically flash BIOS
for core system.

Take 2 and call me in 24 hours.
Doctors orders.




posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 06:43 AM
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If she has ethernet use it and forget the wifi. A cabled connection will always be better.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:13 AM
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originally posted by: Flatcoat
If she has ethernet use it and forget the wifi. A cabled connection will always be better.


In that case, is there any device to plug in the wire to boots the signal?



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:17 AM
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What you need is a pair of powerline ethernet adapters. Just look up powerline ethernet on Amazon and get one with good reviews. I've used it myself and it worked flawlessly.
Basically, you plug one adapter into the electrical outlet by the router and plug the router into it with an ethernet cable; then you plug the other one into an outlet in your daughter's room and plug her computer into that. It sends the internet through your home's electrical wiring.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: trollz

Wow. I had no idea about this device. Thanks !



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 08:27 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman
Hello friends, just a quick one here.

My daughter's internet connection in her room is kind of choppy. Her computer is good and we have Fios.

She also has Ethernet connection to her room.

Question : Is it possible to buy a boost device to boost Ethernet ?

Or, if more convenient, to buy a booster for wifi? Which one?

Also thinking maybe the source is the problem.

You don't need a booster for wired.
Well unless you go over 99'
Yes , you can buy repeaters though.
Wi-Fi (wireless) ?
Booster every 40'
edit on 9/1/20 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 08:49 AM
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Here's what I'm going to do: help trueman with how to ask people for help.

It's easy you say "please" and then you thank the people you're asking for help from in advance for taking their time to help solve your problem.

Imagine asking for help with a a statement and period.

a reply to: Trueman



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 08:57 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman

originally posted by: Flatcoat
If she has ethernet use it and forget the wifi. A cabled connection will always be better.


In that case, is there any device to plug in the wire to boots the signal?

You don't need to "boost" the signal of ethernet inside a house. If her computer is hard-wired directly to the router/modem and still having issues, the problem is NOT signal, it is somewhere else.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: hombero
Please. Thank you.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: Klassified

I thought about that reason too. Could be.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

Eero works. I just installed one home system for 3500 sqft in a 6k sqft house. Signal is good enough for web and streaming. I would not be gaming on it though.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: Klassified

I have two laptops that have no ethernet jack. Its a thing i promise.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: Trueman
First, do a google search for "speed test".
Test the upload/ download speed of each computer.
If your upload /download speeds seem low
compared to the advertised speeds of your
internet service plan , then you need find
where the bottleneck is.
Check all of your equipment. If you don't have
Gigabit (1000Mbps) Cable modem, router,
switches and NIC/wif fi cards then that is the
most probable cause. Also if you upgrade to
Cat6e ethernet cabling , you will get some
improvement in speed.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 09:46 AM
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originally posted by: Flatcoat
If she has ethernet use it and forget the wifi. A cabled connection will always be better.


and the cable can be up to 100 Meters as per cat 5 spec



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 11:25 AM
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Move the wifi to a more central location. Also, there may be heat ducts or some wiring that is deflecting the signal or absorbing it between the router and her computer, moving the computer a bit away from the metal or metalic based paint may help. Some colors have lots of pigment in them, pigments made of metals. Scan the layout and look for any heat ducts, it may just require moving the computer three or four feet or moving the router three feet. A metal desk or a metal wardrobe can interfere with the signal, maybe even a TV between the router and computer might cause some issues.

Metal siding interferes with phone signals sometimes, but if you are close to the antenna, it isn't a problem. Certain kinds of brick also do that, bricks have clay in them and clay is made from all sorts of metal crystals.
edit on 1-9-2020 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: drewlander
a reply to: Klassified

I have two laptops that have no ethernet jack. Its a thing i promise.

I was going by his posts that the unit has an ethernet port, that's why I said that. I know that some laptops don't have that port. I own one without it.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 02:24 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman

originally posted by: Flatcoat
If she has ethernet use it and forget the wifi. A cabled connection will always be better.


In that case, is there any device to plug in the wire to boots the signal?


See my first reply. You can get a second wifi device that plugs in and broadcasts its own, it's called an access point.

Best results are covered in my last reply



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 05:28 PM
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Just want to thank all of you, I learn a lot from all your posts and now I know how to fix the problem.

Thanks my friends !




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