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Re: [OM] Advice sought--how's and why's of WiFi extenders

Subject: Re: [OM] Advice sought--how's and why's of WiFi extenders
From: Philippe <photo.philippe.amard@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2019 14:50:16 +0200
Amities

Philippe



> Le 3 sept. 2019 à 14:39, Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx> a écrit :
> 
> At 9/2/2019 10:45 PM, Philippe wrote:
> 
>>> Le 2 sept. 2019 Ã  22:51, Mike Gordon via olympus 
>>> <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
>>> 
>>> <<We’ve been using this Devolo system for two years now, and are 
>>> perfectly happy 
>>> <<with it (stable, reliable, and fast).
>>> 
>>> Thanks for thinking about this, Philippe.  I was hoping to avoid a complete 
>>> redo of all devices hooked to to wifi due to time constraints.  I stumbled 
>>> into a brand new relatively inexpensive Mesh extender.
>>> 
>>> https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/range-extender/re300/
>>> 
>> 
>> Price apart, I was told when I selected ours, that those you plug into the 
>> mains may trigger unwanted side-effects on, say, your washing machine, 
>> stereo-set, or outdoors lighting. I don’t know why nor how (corrupt 
>> carrier?). 
>> That’s why I chose the devolo system. I simply had to give the local wifi 
>> network a name, and all my wi-fi appliances saw it. It was then just a 
>> matter of entering the password I had settled for, once for all on each, and 
>> it was done. Seamless wi-fi mobility on the premises :-) Same applies to 
>> guests, easy as pie. 
>> 
>> Amities
>> Philippe
> 
> 
> Sounds like one with a bad switching regulator so likely very model 
> dependent. There is nothing inherent in WiFi itself that would cause problems.

WI-FI no. But using the mains to extend the internet signal to another room or 
building is what I was told might be hazardous.
> 
> If you have X10 smart products in you home, just about anything on the power 
> line can disrupt that. Especially if the regulator in the device uses 
> toroidal filter cooils, which most do.

That may be what my technician was referring to. Thanks.

OTT, my own "X10" is a fuji camera ;-) Pocketable, and cool.

Amities
Philippe


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