Yesterday my life changed for the better.. a bit. I was finally able to receive the sort of wifi signal most people (in Auckland anyway) take for granted.
I’ve been waddling along the internet for years with speeds of 5-8 mbps but with so many HD files around now that sort of performance just isn’t cutting the mustard. We actually had the ultra fast fibre installed a year or two ago when it was first launched, but through vodafone it was so hopelessly inconsistent that we cancelled it and went back to the old copper line.
However, recently we changed to the ridiculously named ‘Spark’ and installed their modem to access the ultra fast fibre again. While the house reaps the full benefit of the 30/10 mbps plan, I was still getting a signal as slow as 4 mbps – I discovered that by opening the bifold doors at the back of the house I could get up to 18, but that’s not really an option all through the year.
So after many conversations with various technicians and techo shop staff, the solution walked through the door in the well bearded form of a man called Keiran. The flame haired genius was actually here to salvage files off a failing hard drive but when this done i told him my tale of wifi woe and quick as a flash he had the answer.
The ‘TP Link 300mbps AV500 wifi powerline extender starter kit‘ was what I needed, and he just happened to have one in his car. In a jiffy I was enjoying the same 30mbps of internet activity as her indoors. Don’t ask me how it works but it most definitely does. Simply plug one bit into the socket nearest the modem and another bit near where you want the signal and with a bit of online jiggery pokery, you’re getting the same speed as if you were standing next to the main house modem.
So if you are having similar wifi worries, get yourself a TP Link extender thingy and change your life! a bit.
Also, if you’re having computer concerns, call the guys at ‘Geeks on Wheels‘ – they use those wheels to travel to you! Which is really convenient.
get one of these if your wifi signal is rubbish, so clever
Plug this end in the room you want the signal
Plug this end into the modem – boom – wifi.