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Wireless alarm downstairs connection help.

Hi everyone. 
I’m setting up a wireless alarm. The inside alarm sounder needs to be connected to the back of my router but the router (hub3) is upstairs. And I need it to sit downstairs in the hallway. What’s the best solution please. I do have a power supply in the hallway. 
hope someone can advise me please. 
dave. 

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i assume it needs an ethernet connection? doesn't sound like a wireless alarm if it does.
you only have 2 options

1) run an ethernet cable from the hub to the alarm
2) get some powerline adaptors that will let you run ethernet over your internal power cables.


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Powerline extenders are the ideal solution for this

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Thank you thats helped me. I know what you mean, but it is wireless as the outside alarm box and interior detectors all connect wirelessly to the alarm hub. The hub though needs to be connected. Hope I have explained it OK. Its a Yale IA Alarm. Thank you you have helped me loads.
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Thank you. I will look them up and get it sorted. Cheers for your help.
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No contest, for an alarm you should only use a direct Ethernet cable. Power line may work, but it’s still susceptible to interference. 


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Thank you. It’s extremely difficult to get a wired cat 6 down to the hallway.  I’ll take another look and see what I can do. Thank you mate. 

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does the hub really need to be in the hallway?

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Hello mate. It would be ideal in the hallway. Rather than upstairs. Apparently it’s extremely loud and if it goes off during the night it would scare the hell out of us. 
will powerplugs  with added WiFi do the job. Connection for Ethernet and the WiFi addition to aid strong signs to the detectors ?

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I would suggest that you look at investing in a good quality Mesh wifi system to get good and stable wifi coverage everywhere in the house.

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