Another post i'm afraid, i'm going to run out of favours shortly with the amount of questions i'm asking!
I've had problems with my youngest childs internet connection for a few years now, and would like to try and resolve.
I was considering whether to extend a hard wired ethernet connection via a switcher (as i already have a ethernet lead downstairs in the lounge directly below my childs room which runs from my wireless router/main pc in the conservatory) and was going to put this into a 3 way switcher, and have one going to my media streamer, one to the PS3, and the other going up through the ceiling to my childs room.
However, it would be easier and cheaper for me to try and work on the wireless if possible.
I've spent money on 2 different types of usb wireless dongles in the past, i think the 'G' was the fastest i tried, however i've never tried an N which i believe is the fastest?
However, i've just tried my phone (Galaxy Note 2) which i believe has an N card inside, and that was struggling opening web pages, had 1/2 bars at best, and wouldn't stream Netflix without buffering/stuttering.
I really need a decent internet signal so that my child can watch movies via Net Flix and BBC IPlayer etc.,
My childs room is at the front of the house and the Main PC/Wireless Router (Netgear WNR200 N) is in the conservatory on the rear of the house (sorry i stated the obvious, as most conservatories are on the rear!).
I've looked at PC World and there appears to be some quite expensive N Type USB Wireless dongles, however i still don't believe this will be sufficient.
I have another PC in the Dining Room which i installed a Wireless N PCI Card and that works fine, but its at the rear of the house just behind the wall of the conservatory.
Would you have any other suggestions i.e., internal PCI better than a USB? of the same signal/reception i.e., N?
Do they still do those wireless plugs that you plug into a plug socket to extend the signal around the house?
Thank you in advance.