Extend Wireless / Wired Network

  Smitster 13:46 22 Sep 2012
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Hi all - wonder if you can help me.

I currently have a Sky router (with wireless / wired connnections) connected to a BT phone line in the top bedroom. There are connections from this router to a bedroom PC and it also acts as a wireless point for my iPad / iPhone when i'm upstairs.

I currently have an ethernet cable running from this primary router to the living room downstairs, for a hardwire connection into the downstairs PC as well.

However, my wireless coverage downstairs is incredibly weak and I am looking to boost this so that that the apple devices can function properly here. I would also like the option of connecting more hardwired devices downstairs (e.g. the laptop).

Was thinking of buying a second router

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002YETVTQ/ref=ohdetailso00s00i00

and connecting it via the ethernet cable to the primary router upstairs, to act as a switch / wireless booster for the wired / wireless devices downstairs.

Would this work, and if so, will there be any config required?

Thanks for your help,

  Strawballs 17:23 23 Sep 2012

If you get a second router buy a cable router to use as a wireless access point and plug you downstairs wired point into that.Or you could use a wireless range extender

Range extender

  onthelimit1 09:48 24 Sep 2012

I have a similar setup to you, and I use Netgear wireless router plugged into the ethernet cable. I had to do some tweaks to the IP address, but it now works fine. Or, as suggested, [something like this ]1

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