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"Hi, I have a virgin broadband system and I have run a data cable from the downstairs hub to an upstairs office. However, the wifi signal in the office is non existant (too far from the downstairs hub presumably). What can i use in the office to attach to the data system to provide wifi upstairs?. Many thanks for anyone with an answer.

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add a wireless access point.
If you need network ports as well add a switch as well

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@gwgrahamwalters wrote:

"Hi, I have a virgin broadband system and I have run a data cable from the downstairs hub to an upstairs office. However, the wifi signal in the office is non existant (too far from the downstairs hub presumably). What can i use in the office to attach to the data system to provide wifi upstairs?. Many thanks for anyone with an answer.


Do you have to use Wi-Fi ?

Cable connections are far more reliable.

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Hi

 

Many thanks for the speedy reply and forgive my ignorance but what is and how do I add a wifi access point and the same with a switch?. It's been a long time since I added anything to my system and I am a bit out of touch..

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>> Wireless Access Point << it is only 100Mbs but that should be more than adequate for office work.

>> Unmanaged Switch << plug and play 1Gbs ethernet connection capable.

TBH if you just use ethernet connected devices you could do away with the Wireless Access Point and add it later if you can't do without Wi-Fi.

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a switch gives you more ports you connect your network cable to the switch and hub. that will give you more ports upstairs as you are going to use one for wireless
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07HP6ZLSM?pf_rd_r=ZPXK3ZMTVEWGH56QP5EC&pf_rd_p=e632fea2-678f-48...

Then the wireless access point is connected to the switch. Many options. Personally i use Unifi AP but they are not simple to setup.

plenty of options https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=wireless+access+point+802.11ac&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

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dont get a cheap AP 100mbps will not be good and it needs to be 802.11ac at a minimum.

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Excellent

 

many thanks

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That is really helpful.  Many thanks

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