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Saturday, July 20, 2019


It was wet overnight and it took quite a while for the day to brighten up. It has turned into a gorgeous afternoon, if a little breezy.

The Gorse Fox started by considering the problem of cables in the family room. Currently there are some which are tacked to the skirting boards and when we redecorate we will need to address this. Plan A was to look at some trunking so that the cables were completely hidden, but the actual topography of the cable routes makes it a little difficult. Then the Gorse Fox reconsidered the purpose for each of the cables and realised that there might be an opportunity to remove some of them if he could strengthen the WiFi coverage. This got the Gorse Fox scuttling to the computer to look, once more, at Mesh WiFi networks. The consensus seems to be that the Netgear Orbi and the BT Whole Home WiFi are the two best systems out there. A decision was made and the Gorse Fox chose to buy the BT Whole Home.

Cousteau-Cub wanted to spend some time over with Urban-Cub and Pistol Pete, so the Gorse Fox drove her to LA and routed back via John Lewis. He is now the proud owner of the aforementioned mesh network. It only took about 15 minutes to set up and we seem to have excellent coverage throughout the house. It will be interesting to see if any of the occasional dropouts we were getting before will be eradicated. Unfortunately, it still doesn't seem to have solved the problem regarding SkyQ and Cousteau-Cub's iPad in her room. That may need some more thought!

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