extending network

graham8z

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I live in an old house with thick walls i have an airport extreme as my base and two airport express's to extend the network to difficult areas. My problem is that at the rear of the house the network keeps dropping out and sometimes disappears altogether. I have swapped the expresses around no difference.When I use airport utility it says they are all connected and working fine. Any suggestions I have three phase electricity so difficult to use an extender through wall plugs.
 

graham8z

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Sep 10, 2010
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Do you mean connect express to the extreme my cable ? Unable to do this as to far away. Thanks for help anyway.
 

Sirolway

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Get some HomePlugs (Devolo are a good brand) & run your network over your power cabling (yes, really). Some of the plugs even come with WiFi, so you effectively get a wired connection to a point (over your power cabling) then a WiFi hotspot at that point.

I've been using HomePlug for a few years now with no problems at all ...
 

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Guys stop with the home plug recommendations. He has three phase power in his home. Home plugs will not work on this!
 

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Guys stop with the home plug recommendations. He has three phase power in his home. Home plugs will not work on this!
Well in that case, he's screwed. He can't use ethernet, can't user powerline and his walls are too thick for Wi-Fi.
 

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Well really he's not he just needs to position his expresses correctly ;)
 

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Thinking about it op u could count your fuses and figure out where around the house u could use them.

If your fuse box has the fuses going up the way then from the bottom left or right it would be..

1,4,7,10 etc on phase 1
2,5,8,11 etc on phase 2
3,6,9,12 on phase 3

If the fuses run horizontal then start on the side closest to the main fuse.

If there is a cluster of sockets that suits your needs all on one phase then your in luck.
 

graham8z

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Sep 10, 2010
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Thanks for the help have repositioned the extreme with some success and changed wiring to 5e seems to be working better, Cheers
 
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