Solved Block tenants from using wall plug wifi range extenders

July 14, 2013 at 13:40:38
Specs: vista home premium, intel core 2 e4400/1 gb ram
Hi just would like others opinion on something , we are in a block of apartments that are just used for holidays and we have a main router and then 2 panel antennas connected to access points (tplink), this enables people on their terraces to connect to internet to receive emails and surf webpages . This has worked fine for 3 years but now some are trying to use their devices ipads etc indoors and say the signal is weak . I am aware that one owner has now plugged in to the electric circuit a netgear device that boosts the signal round his apartment , my question is will that drain signal for other users , and what would the implications of all apartments using these devices , I would appreciate any help , also is there anyway I can block this plug in thing from connecting ?

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July 14, 2013 at 23:27:55
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It doesn't matter what type of device is used to extend a wireless signal's range, the plain fact is that the more people that connect to that network, the slower it will become for everyone.

So it's got nothing to do with the type or number of booster devices that are used, it's the number of people using the network that will slow down the internet.

Bearing that in mind, there would be no point in "blocking" a plug-in HomePlug device even if it was possible, because it would make no difference to the internet speed.

You need to close some of apartments so fewer people are using the net at the same time.

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July 15, 2013 at 08:26:21
You can not block devices unless you have a switch that supports port authentication and a access server that contains the list of allowed devices.

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