[QUOTE=Ronster64;2185802]Yes, I’ve done that (thanks). Learned yesterday afternoon about adding Linksys or Netgear “power line adapter” to each AC plug nearest the respective devices (PS3 & Uverse “2 Wire” box) which is the principle box for all the Uverse digital converters in my home. AT&T insists on testing my home & adding a new box, so they’re visiting me New Years day. Seems that things such as refrigerator and/or air conditioner or microwave turning on potentially cause small surges that impact the PS3 (including some reception issues). I read quite a bit last night re: pros of p-line adapters. Ever heard of them before? I never heard of them until yesterday. Happy New Year to you & yours.[/QUOTE]
The power line adapters filter the power and allow basic (slow) ethernet over your power lines around the house.
If your fridge, and microwave are causing enough electromagnetic noise to cause disturbance, I doubt that the Power line ethernet adapters will do you many favours - the EOP adapters will get a good healthy extra strong dose of it.
Try changing the frequency that your Wifi is set to … aka, if it’s 6 (most common), try frequency band 1, or 11 (or 13 in Oz )
Also, you can try using a longer pre-amble which will slightly decrease your speed, but increase the range/reliability (if that’s the problem).
Otherwise it might be time for directional antenna’s … Yay!
A common problem (for people in multi-story apartment buildings) is that yokels from next door buying 108Mb/s bandwidth hogging wifi routers, or even just too many people using Wifi. If it’s cyclical, it could just be the neighbours coming home, and browsing the intarweb, and they have higher powered Wifi devices which are downing yours out.