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Wi-Fi won't penetrate metal shed

By moldirox ยท 31 replies
Jul 19, 2011
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    SINEKT TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Are you serious ? :D I would have expected tons of lightning there...
  2. moldirox

    moldirox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope, hardly any storms at all - which is a shame because I love to watch them!:D

    SINEKT TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Then I invite you to Romania - the storms here are quite something.:haha:
  4. TraceyMc

    TraceyMc TS Rookie

    Found Solution to Penetrate Shed Wall

    Hi all....

    Im not that computer savy and have never written on a thread before, but thought I would after my success....

    I found this thread a few days ago when I had the same problem....my teenage son has moved into the renovated shed out the back ....he wants to use his laptop and also xbox live....

    Our problem like yours was that our wireless internet would not penetrate the shed wall....so like you I turned to the internet for help.....I was thinking along your lines of extra routers and cables running the two together....

    So yesterday I called into JB hifi to ask the question and this bloke said he had the product to solve my problem if mains power was connected to the shed.....we did and he sold me a WD Livewire Powerline AV Network kit CPL costing $129....and it solved the problem.....in the box you get two identical boxes which plug into mains power.....one inside near the wireless router and the other in the shed.....each has an enthanet cable.....one plugs into the router and the other I have plugged into the xbox console in the shed.....there are 4 ports on each box so you can connect other things like PC, laptop, Hd TV etc....the salesman explained the signal then runs through the mains power rather than just using the wireless signal....it was just so easy and works a treat as I was sceptical.

    Just thought I would add this to the thread.

    Cheers Trace :))

    SINEKT TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Never used or worked with mains networking, so I don't know anything practical about these devices. Is the speed OK ? Say you want to download a movie or something large, how is the speed in the shed?
  6. TraceyMc

    TraceyMc TS Rookie

    Mains Networking

    Im only a novice at this too..... my son was just happy to have his xbox live working in his room in the shed.....we haven't downloaded a movie yet on the xbox.....though must say that his xbox works better using this method in the shed than inside just using the wireless router.... his games upgrades and downloads are much faster and no drop out.....so we are very happy.....and lucky the $129 out lay wasn't wasted.....I imagine there would be cheaper and more expensive versions of this device using the mains power out there. :))
  7. moldirox

    moldirox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, thanks for adding that Trace - thats another option to look at, thank you!

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