Friday, July 8, 2011

Weak wireless signal... solution?

Hey guys,

So here is my situation: 

My computer is in my room, and unfortunately, the router for my internet connection is located TWO floors down, on the OPPOSITE side of the house.  Who knows how many walls are in between...

I tested my internet speed and I get around 30% of the internet speed compared to the computers connected directly to the router.  What should I do about this? Then I stumbled upon this:
Possible solution to my problem:  Powerline adapter!

For those of you that don't know what this is, it is basically an alternative if a wired connection isn't viable, and a wireless connection isn't strong enough.  Have one adapter plugged into an electrical outlet, and connect the adapter to the router via network cable.  Then where my computer is located, plug another adapter in and connect the adapter to my computer via network cable. 

This forms a network through the electrical circuits in my house, without the long wires!
Unfortunately it does cost a bit, around 70-80 for a pair of adapters.

If you're having troubles with your internet connection, try looking into this alternative!

Thanks for reading.

11 comments:

Jason said...

Awesome work man! Keep up the good work!

Bart said...

buy me a case of beer tonight, just paypal me the money. 20 bux should do'er. thanks lol :D

The Loon said...

Wow, that is news to me. I'd definitely get them if they were cheap,

Zombie said...

thats a nifty little device! :)

Jessica Thompson said...

Could probably just get a better router for that price...
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Scrubby Bear said...

HAha thanks for sharing mate. Just in time to get one

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RQ said...

Interesting, I guess if they actually work it would be worth it.

WOODLOUSE said...

Useful, but expensive

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

mobatroll said...

Really awesome. I might have to pick one up.

DM said...

I have these in my home and they are great!

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