Extending home internet

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Trix10, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Trix10 macrumors member

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    Hey all, bit of a mixture of a question.

    Currently we have our internet provided by Virgin Media (UK). We have their Super hub thing, which at the moment i have set to send its signal through a wire into the Time Capsule, which is acting as our router. This sends out our wireless signal which reaches to 60% of the house. Great.

    Now, coming out of the Time Capsule i have a ethernet cable, which is connected into a Devolo home networking plug. The one that goes into the mains.

    I then have 4 of these plugs, at the back of my house where the wireless signal doesn't reach. Now we got these plugs when they first came out and were about £120 each. So, probably about 5 years now.

    We're obviously getting more and more internet capable devices in our house and i think our internet is struggling. Many games consoles, computers, phones, ipads, even our home heating is controlled via the internet.

    I think one of the blue plugs i use to connect my mac mini to the internet is dying. Sometimes i will come on and be told that my computer has a self assigned ip address and cannot connect to the internet. If i change the blue plug thats connected to another one, then it works ok again.

    So, tomorrow i need to fix the internet. Reset the Time Capsule and just start from scratch.

    Is there a way or a limit on how many devices can be connected to the internet at once? If so, is there a way to change this limit somewhere?

    I was then wondering if someone had any suggestions for fixing the range of our internet.

    I'm probably going to just buy some new/modern home network plugs and use them instead of the old ones, but not sure if there might be a better way.


    Hope this all makes sense! Thanks for any help!
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Now your Time Capsule is set in "Bridged Mode" (Apple speak to say NAT is turned off. I say this because you stated that you have a Superhub acting as your NAT main router, is that correct?
     

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