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In Topic: Wifi Extenders

Yesterday, 02:44 PM



You're missing out.....

The one I used, in a 2 story house covered almost the entire block! (as in street block, not single property block)


Got no real need for them myself. My Fritz! 7390 covers my small weatherboard 2br house easily and to give my mother internet through my connection I have a point to point link over the 80 odd metre distance.

One end is an Edimax 7303HPn v2.0 (got it cheap otherwise would have used a Ubiquiti of some sort) and the remote end is a TP-Link WR743ND v2 with a directional antenna (had these sitting here spare so may as well use them).

Mums usage is very minimal, just gmail and the odd image attachment plus a bit of reading on "The Conversation".

In Topic: Wifi Extenders

Yesterday, 01:16 PM


Catch is, they suffer from one major problem. DHCP lease time.

Not had that issue with the WDS/repeater stuff I have done, but I have only used TP-Links with fixed LAN IPs.

IMO the biggest issue with wifi extenders/WDs type things is you at the bare minimum halve the available wireless bandwidth.

Using the higher end 5Ghz wireless AC stuff it's not so bad but as nearly everyone goes for a cheap 150 or 300Mbps 2.4Ghz repeater it becomes a serious issue especially with streaming services or multiple users.

Also don't forget a repeater still has to be within good reception range of the primary wireless router. No point in putting it where it gets minimal signal as that will cause slow speeds and drop outs.


Do it once do it right get a registered cabler in to run an Ethernet lead from the router location to where you want better wireless then fit a wireless AP..


If for some reason you can't or won't do that then as M_S said try EoP, If the area to be covered by wireless is not more than one room you can even get EoP kits with built in wireless, EG





http://www.staticice...4220KIT &spos=1




Note the TP-Links at least have an Ethernet port on the remote device so you can connect a computer or switch to it as well. Also note these things can hate surge protection type power boards so should be plugged directly in to the power point.




Ubiquiti AC LR

Not used the LRs myself but even the old UAP was pretty good.

In Topic: how crap is this government ?

26 July 2017 - 11:13 AM


That's what has me scratching my head. I'm surprised someone can change the citizenship of another adult without their written consent.


Ye puzzles me too. I would have thought he would have to at least sign a form in person being an adult and all. If he signed it without reading it or even finding out what it was for then more fool him.

In Topic: how crap is this government ?

25 July 2017 - 09:55 PM


I don't know what difference it means that he did not sign the documents himself. Like the other Senators who did not sign them selves, the fact is he is a citizen of a country other than Australia. So he needs to quit the pollie-game too.

Not necessarily, which is why the government is referring it to the High Court. I can see that there may be a difference between your parents signing you up when your a baby versus when you're an adult.

Silly law, but the law is the law...


Well he is currently 36 so if his mum registered them both in 2006 he would have been 25 so hardly a baby.

In Topic: Geez Trump - every day you reveal yourself as a bigger dickhead...

25 July 2017 - 10:27 AM

Oooo. Apparently a lot of Reps are not happy with Trump's behaviour..



Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives 
            (1) based on the conduct described in the preamble, the 
        House of Representatives has no confidence that President Trump 
        is faithfully executing the office of President of the United