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    I want to move my broadband internet to a new room but don't want to go wireless (I'm very OTT on security, especially knowing some of my neighbours). Are there ethernet extensions that would actually fit under doors etc very easily i.e. very slim?

    Any other suggestions would be much appreciated too. I'm a right thicko lately, so not on great form.

    Many thanks
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    Just a thought, why wouldn't you want wireless?? You can make it very safe.

    Secondly, you are moving rooms and want an ethernet cable to extend up to your new room?? Is that waht you're on about.


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    Have you thought about using powerlines?


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    (Original post by djshine88)
    Just a thought, why wouldn't you want wireless?? You can make it very safe.

    Secondly, you are moving rooms and want an ethernet cable to extend up to your new room?? Is that waht you're on about.


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    I know it can be made very safe, but ever as 100% safe as wired?

    Yep to the second bit.

    Thanks for your time and help really appreciate it
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    (Original post by IcEmAn911)
    Have you thought about using powerlines?


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    What's that all about?

    Thanks for your help
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    (Original post by morris743)
    What's that all about?

    Thanks for your help
    It's this weird way of using 2 plugs, 1 plug near the phone line, which sends the phone single through the power lines across the house, then have another plug to receive the broadband connection.

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/6815646.htm
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    It's this weird way of using 2 plugs, 1 plug near the phone line, which sends the phone single through the power lines across the house, then have another plug to receive the broadband connection.

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/6815646.htm
    Hmm would it not be kind of like wireless though? Sorry, genuinely am curious, not nitpicking Thanks for the info
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    It's this weird way of using 2 plugs, 1 plug near the phone line, which sends the phone single through the power lines across the house, then have another plug to receive the broadband connection.

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/6815646.htm
    Pretty sure the two plugs actually send a wireless signal between each other, powered by the mains...


    Edit: Oh wait... I'm wrong... carry on..
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    Yes, just get a longer Ethernet cable

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/6750316.htm
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    (Original post by Barden)
    Pretty sure the two plugs actually send a wireless signal between each other, powered by the mains...


    Edit: Oh wait... I'm wrong... carry on..
    You can get 2 versions, the one i suggested and your wireless one as well


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    Yes, just get a longer Ethernet cable

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/6750316.htm
    Longer Ethernet cable can slow down the broadband.
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    (Original post by morris743)
    Hmm would it not be kind of like wireless though? Sorry, genuinely am curious, not nitpicking Thanks for the info
    "TP-LINK's TL-PA211 powerline adapter takes advantage of your home's existing electrical wires to transfer data while simultaneously transferring traditional power. That means, with no additional wiring required, users can simply plug the TL-PA211 into existing power sockets and instantly establish a networking infrastructure."

    Though I would look around on-line for one, and with a good history.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    "TP-LINK's TL-PA211 powerline adapter takes advantage of your home's existing electrical wires to transfer data while simultaneously transferring traditional power. That means, with no additional wiring required, users can simply plug the TL-PA211 into existing power sockets and instantly establish a networking infrastructure."

    Though I would look around on-line for one, and with a good history.
    Interesting, thanks
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    (Original post by morris743)
    I want to move my broadband internet to a new room but don't want to go wireless (I'm very OTT on security, especially knowing some of my neighbours). Are there ethernet extensions that would actually fit under doors etc very easily i.e. very slim?

    Any other suggestions would be much appreciated too. I'm a right thicko lately, so not on great form.

    Many thanks
    You could always make your wireless network invisible if you wanted.
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    (Original post by audi_turbo)
    You could always make your wireless network invisible if you wanted.
    And it would be truly, absolutely invisible? Why doesn't everyone do this if it's that easy? Thanks
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    (Original post by morris743)
    And it would be truly, absolutely invisible? Why doesn't everyone do this if it's that easy? Thanks
    When connecting to the network you have to enter the network name and the password, so it wouldn't come up in the list. I'm sure that there are probably programs out there that could detect it, but it's the next level of security I guess.

    Well, some people probably don't like to delve into the deeper layers of the router's settings I guess.
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    True wired is safer, but tbh it's a tiny bit troublesome.

    As one of the guys said the best way would probably be the Powerlines solution, or alternatively you can wire a hub etc into your room, but that's a waste tbh... So get the powerline solution


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