Windows 10: Network extender that plugs into wired (cat5e) outlet?

Discus and support Network extender that plugs into wired (cat5e) outlet? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I've been researching wifi extenders. I've seen many that plug into wall outlets. Our house has cat 5e cable access throughout, and I'm wondering if... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by gogreen, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. gogreen Win User

    Network extender that plugs into wired (cat5e) outlet?


    I've been researching wifi extenders. I've seen many that plug into wall outlets. Our house has cat 5e cable access throughout, and I'm wondering if anyone knows if wifi extenders exist that can be plugged into a cat 5e access in the same manner as those made for wall outlets.

    :)
     
    gogreen, Sep 3, 2017
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  2. SarahKong Win User

    Windows 10 unable to connect to Wifi

    Do you have a network cable that you can plug into your laptop and then plug that into your wifi router?

    Looks like the cable in the link.

    Or another computer you can download the drivers onto a usb drive?

    https://www.staples.ca/en/Staples-CAT5e-Etherne...
     
    SarahKong, Sep 3, 2017
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  3. Cant connect to internet after upgrade to WIN 10

    In cases like these your machine painted itself into a corner because it cannot search for suitable drivers without having a live Internet connection. I can think of these option to solve the problem:

    • Have the machine serviced by a competent technician.
    • Purchase a USB network adapter. It would come with its own driver CD. You plug the USB end into a USB port and use the other end for your CAT5 network cable (the "yellow" cable).
    There is a risk that Toshiba has not released a Windows 10-compatible wireless driver for your machine. If so then the USB adapter I mentioned above would force you to use a CAT5 cable all the time. To eliminate this risk you could purchase a wireless instead
    of a wired USB adapter. They cost a little more but they work well.
     
    Frederik Long, Sep 3, 2017
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  4. bro67 Win User

    Network extender that plugs into wired (cat5e) outlet?

    The extenders basically send a signal across your household wiring and if you have two branch circuits for outlets on different legs in the breaker panel, or even a very long electrical wire run, your speed will vary. You are best to use the Cat-5 for Ethernet, if you are able to separate those lines from the telephone lines if your house was wired for Telephone to have Cat-5, since it is now becoming the norm.

    I use a Engenius EAP-1750H Access Point in my house and it uses Power over Ethernet. I can get at the 150 foot range and still have 7mbps of the 50mbps down that I get. Inside the house I get between 35-50mbps, depending on where I am.

    If you can setup multiple Access Points for expanding coverage, that is the better way to go. If you cannot, then you will have to take the Cate-5 and set them up for those that you want telephone to be on their own group and those that you want to be for networking, placed on a patch panel.
     
    bro67, Sep 3, 2017
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  5. cereberus Win User
    It is surprisingly difficult these days to find a wifi access point that connects to main router via cable in UK stores. Everything tends to be wifi only extenders.

    Easiest solution is to buy another router, connect it via lan port to lan port, and set lan static ip to be in same subnet as main router, and turn off dhcp.
     
    cereberus, Sep 3, 2017
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  6. Samuria Win User
    If you have cable a extender will cost a lot more than getting a router. A router will give you 3 Ethernet ports as well as wireless
     
    Samuria, Sep 3, 2017
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    NavyLCDR, Apr 5, 2018
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