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     SimonCatlin says:

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    I bought a singal booster to try and resolve an issue in one room upstairs where the signal is weak. Sometimes it would do as it was told, sometimes, it would not.
    Anyway, the JSJS LW800 is over engineered (really, 8 small screws to hold 2 batteries in place).

    There are no instructions to make it work with the newly renamed, "Intelligent Wireless Control Smartphone Wifi Link (White)". However, I discovered that by pressing the learn key, using my iPhone, I could get it to pair and work with WiFi link.

    The problem is that the Range Extender is only paired to that one device you have just paired with (e.g. Room 1, Device 1). To get it to work with another device, you have to go through the learning curve all again (Room 1 Device 2). It will not just re-transmit the Wi-Fi link signal/instructions. It only transmits the codes you have programed/paired into the range extender. Therefore, with only 6 devices, you cannot just add all the devices in your home, you have to think about which devices are stuggling with the range and add only those.

    Slightly disapointed as it does not do what is says on the tin as it is not a Signal Booster, but a specific device signal repeater.

    2 WiFi, 2 sockets, 11 light switches (7 single, 4 double), 2 mood controllers, 1 double wire free switch, 6 plug in on/off, 3 plug in dimmer, 2 PIR, 2 LED, 1 300W Inline relay, 2 signal booster, 1 Energy Monitor and 1 very patient wife. Also Heatmiser's Neo, Ring Bell, Ring Camera, Nest Protect, Canary...
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     ant says:

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    I think that’s probably a good thing, otherwise you’re open to all sorts of ‘broadcast storm’ problems which can be tricky to diagnose. If a receiver is in range of both the original transmitter and a signal repeater it would receive each message twice. And if the signal repeater blindly forwarded everything it receives, you’d have to go out of your way to make sure it didn’t re-broadcast its own transmissions, which can be tricky as you have to deal with multi-path reflection issues etc. IIf you then introduce more signal repeaters into the mix, the whole thing quickly becomes an unmanageable nightmare.

    #1027
     SimonCatlin says:

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    You make a fair point.

    I am only raising this as the documentation and proudct title really do not detail what it actually does.

    2 WiFi, 2 sockets, 11 light switches (7 single, 4 double), 2 mood controllers, 1 double wire free switch, 6 plug in on/off, 3 plug in dimmer, 2 PIR, 2 LED, 1 300W Inline relay, 2 signal booster, 1 Energy Monitor and 1 very patient wife. Also Heatmiser's Neo, Ring Bell, Ring Camera, Nest Protect, Canary...
    #1035
     ant says:

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    Fingers crossed, I have not so far needed one! <img src=” title=”Wink” />

    #1036
     SimonCatlin says:

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    Has not solved the problem.. Think it is a dodgy timer (this happened before).

    GRRR

    2 WiFi, 2 sockets, 11 light switches (7 single, 4 double), 2 mood controllers, 1 double wire free switch, 6 plug in on/off, 3 plug in dimmer, 2 PIR, 2 LED, 1 300W Inline relay, 2 signal booster, 1 Energy Monitor and 1 very patient wife. Also Heatmiser's Neo, Ring Bell, Ring Camera, Nest Protect, Canary...
    #1064
     AlexS says:

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    "SimonCatlin":1dkmf4lf wrote:

    I bought a singal booster to try and resolve an issue in one room upstairs where the signal is weak. Sometimes it would do as it was told, sometimes, it would not.
    Anyway, the JSJS LW800 is over engineered (really, 8 small screws to hold 2 batteries in place).

    There are no instructions to make it work with the newly renamed, "Intelligent Wireless Control Smartphone Wifi Link (White)". However, I discovered that by pressing the learn key, using my iPhone, I could get it to pair and work with WiFi link.

    The problem is that the Range Extender is only paired to that one device you have just paired with (e.g. Room 1, Device 1). To get it to work with another device, you have to go through the learning curve all again (Room 1 Device 2). It will not just re-transmit the Wi-Fi link signal/instructions. It only transmits the codes you have programed/paired into the range extender. Therefore, with only 6 devices, you cannot just add all the devices in your home, you have to think about which devices are stuggling with the range and add only those.

    Slightly disapointed as it does not do what is says on the tin as it is not a Signal Booster, but a specific device signal repeater.

    Thats a fair point about the name – it is essentially a range repeater which is what we call it – signal booster maybe slightly misleading.

    The reason it is ‘over engineered’ at the back is because the battery compartment is sealed making the whole device water resistant and accceptable for use outdoors.

    I agree the signal booster is a bit limited in its scope – however it is really designed just for black spots in rf to replicated a few devices. It is not designed to, say, replicate signals from multiple channels on the wifi-link (for this you can just buy another wifilink if you needed a large range extension). Any issues with timers etc. give us a call and we’ll try to help sort it.

    #1086
     SimonCatlin says:

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    Alex, Thanks for the update.

    Finally got the timer to work. Added another timer exactly like the one that seems not to work and now it is… No idea. Leaving well alone until new software for iPhone and WiFi Link is available and more devices <img src=” title=”Wink” /> before a full rest and start again.

    2 WiFi, 2 sockets, 11 light switches (7 single, 4 double), 2 mood controllers, 1 double wire free switch, 6 plug in on/off, 3 plug in dimmer, 2 PIR, 2 LED, 1 300W Inline relay, 2 signal booster, 1 Energy Monitor and 1 very patient wife. Also Heatmiser's Neo, Ring Bell, Ring Camera, Nest Protect, Canary...
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