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Practical advice on Ethernet v Wifi v Powerline needed. Please help.


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#1 GT64

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 08:46 AM

Hi, I have the BT Master socket and Sky Router in a small office at the rear of my house. I get download speeds of up to 40Mbps via Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro (Fibre to cabinet not the house). I want to move my office upstairs to the front of the house. Wifi reception hasn't been brilliant so I bought a Sky Wifi Extender which is rubbish. To compound matters, I have a PC in the upstairs room  running 3 CCTV cameras (via an ethernet switch), hard-wired into my Sky Router downstairs. The CCTV software records 1080p video on movement detection onto the PC's hard disk.
 
So, here's my question. I'm moving my office upstairs and putting the CCTV server in the attic out of the way. However, I don't think it'll get a signal from the Sky Router at the back of the house, especially with the bandwith needed for the cameras. I'd thought about having the BT Master Socket moved upstairs but my wife hates cables/trunking, and I fear Openreach will have cables running from the entry point under my porch, all over the place to get upstairs. I'd thought about a super-router and then someone suggested Powerline 1200, which I know isn't a true speed and can be degraded by all kinds of things with the electrical signal.
 
I need coverage upstairs, in the attic, downstairs (SkyHD+), and the conservatory. I'm approximately 3500 sq feet of living space.
 
Any experts got any suggestions? Thanks very much.


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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 12:00 PM

Attics get hot and due to this are unsuitable for computer equipment.

 

It is unclear if the room you wish to move your office to is the same one that has the pc/switch.

 

If it is the same room I would replace the switch [assuming its unmanaged] with a managed switch.  Managed switches support vlans. You would put your cameras/pc on one vlan and your office/internet on another.  This would isolate the CCTV bandwidth usage from your office data bandwidth usage.



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Posted 25 September 2015 - 01:11 PM

@wand3r3r - great advice. I've discovered a phone socket in one of the upstairs bedrooms so I'm going to have my BT Master Socket located there with a router and ethernet from there. I'll keep the CCTV and general household bandwidth separate via a managed switch. Thanks again :)






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