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by peteroldracer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?
Replies: 35
Views: 1616

Re: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?

I am trying to get onto amazon.de & see what they offer - would not get Prime service but would avoid import taxes etc.
by peteroldracer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?
Replies: 35
Views: 1616

Re: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?

Think I must have misread all the characters on the cable - it looks like it could be a Cat5. Have put the RJ45 connector on and now get (using this laptop) 90Mbps down & Upload readings. The Wifi up there using powerpoint extender is more like 15-18 Mbps so a considerable improvement. Next step...
by peteroldracer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Renta 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Renta 2020

It takes very little to confuse me these days...
by peteroldracer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 215
Views: 15345

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Saddened to hear of the death of Prince Philip - if the UK had the same rules on who could enter as Spain does H&M (the soap opera couple, not the store) could not travel to the funeral? If special permission was given they would still have to isolate except for the ceremony!
by peteroldracer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Renta 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Renta 2021

Maybe you are a year out - this one is Renta 2020?
by peteroldracer
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Covid Vaccinations Spain
Replies: 272
Views: 12937

Re: Covid Vaccinations Spain

Similar story up here in Murcia - we went today - first wave of 75-79 age group. Usual Spanish chaos, with jammed streets of cars, no one allowed in a large empty car park, no drop-off zone so taxis & cars snarl up all access. Having said that, the actual process was smooth and painless - Pfizer...
by peteroldracer
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?
Replies: 35
Views: 1616

Re: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?

Thanks Sid. I may use the RE350 instead of a router. If the signal is good on the top floor I may not need it as an extender on the first floor, where it just needs to link to our ipads in the bedroom, and a printer in a back bedroom. The cable is Cat 4, which does help to explain poor performance w...
by peteroldracer
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?
Replies: 35
Views: 1616

Re: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?

That is by far and away the best bet. I have tried almost all combinations and the best by far is a cable. Peter, your RE350 has an ethernet port on it. If you plug your cable into it, it turns it into a wireless access point. I have run a cable from my router to two points in the house and attache...
by peteroldracer
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Crossing Regional Borders
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: Crossing Regional Borders

"For the foreign registered vehicles, at least check to see how long they have been in Spain,"
How? There are no borders, so no way to check if or when a car enters France, Spain or anywhere in Europe.
by peteroldracer
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?
Replies: 26
Views: 426

Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

Pamela1 wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:33 pm You will never tire of Wicksey..
Just as well, as a change of mind may be impossible, painful, or difficult!
by peteroldracer
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?
Replies: 26
Views: 426

Re: IF YOU ARE PROLIFIC CRIMINAL WHY HAVE A TATTOO?

My ex - a consultant psychiatrist - used to say that having a tattoo was an indicator of a sociopath. Seems to make sense!
by peteroldracer
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: UK and Spain income tax situation after Brexit

Not making a declaration, even if it is a nil return, will catch up with them if/when they come to sell as pensioners. If they are in the system they will not pay any tax on the sale if it is their sole residence.
by peteroldracer
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?
Replies: 35
Views: 1616

Re: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?

Sid - I feel that the portability is important, as we intend spending close to half-and-half Spain & UK when this is possible. We have a nice static caravan as a UK base, with good broadband, printer etc, and it was helpful when the hacienda called us in to sort out a crown pension disagreement ...
by peteroldracer
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?
Replies: 35
Views: 1616

Re: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?

Don’t know where that went....not in sent or saved. I like the look of that HP, but cannot tell if the W10 can be changed to English..as this Dell has served me well I was leaning toward one of them, but all the keyboards and Windows seem to be in Spanish, unless I go for a professional version, whi...
by peteroldracer
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?
Replies: 35
Views: 1616

Re: Does greater bandwidth give coverage further from router?

Enrique wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:37 pm Pick a couple that you fancy and either Post on here or PM me for comment...........once I see what you're looking at we can see if similar for better price/ spec.
PM'd t'other day amigo..
by peteroldracer
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Bluetooth headphones.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Bluetooth headphones.

https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07WW3ZHTQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This is what we bought: it plugs in to a USB on the tv for its power, and connects with an optical cable for the sound. It did work with a cheap pair of bluetooth earbuds from Carrefour, but SWMBO finds ...
by peteroldracer
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Bluetooth headphones.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Bluetooth headphones.

Look at the range from Avantree - we have a little box that connects to the optical output, and can connect 1 or 2 separate sets of bluetooth headphones. if you don't wish to hear the tv you simply press the pairing button on either set of phones - if you wish to hear sound in the room you simply tu...
by peteroldracer
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 215
Views: 15345

Re: Travel Covid requirements

The UK can do what they like to regulate leaving, but nothing about a country like Spain forbidding entry!
by peteroldracer
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 215
Views: 15345

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Holidays overseas to be made ILLEGAL - £5,000 fines for people trying to leave Britain
Reports all over the news....
by peteroldracer
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”
Replies: 60
Views: 2192

Re: Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected”

Back before we made the move to Spain we holidayed a few times on the Costa del Sol. In the Brit bars of Benalmádena and Mijas there was open talk about going “home” to sign on, how to claim benefits then export them, then make their boozy way home in old Jags and the like. It seems that little chan...