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Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Wed 26-Oct-11 00:39:15
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2nd router as a range extender?


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Basically I share a connection right now but as its from a Livebox its already reaching its limit of 6 devices plus the router is in my neighbours flat

Currently my laptop has an amazing connection for the internet and my desktop has a very good one but I have to wire in my games console to my pc to get it to work and if I want to use the bedroom pc I have to wire in my laptop to it.

I want the extender in the hall so my flat gets a signal everywhere with the max possible speed.

Is this possible?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 26-Oct-11 23:08:49
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Re: 2nd router as a range extender?


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You need a Wireless Access Point, not a router. Unless you and the neighbour think it might be a good idea to have a standby spare. Whatever you have will need to be hard-wired to the original router, unless the electricity supply has been installed in such a way that HomePlugs will work between the two flats.

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Thu 27-Oct-11 11:35:51
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I haven't any experience of these devices (but will be installing one for a client soonish) and it might work well for you.

Wireless Range Extenders http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wireless-range-...

That's a Netgear product but other manufactures are also making them smile


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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Thu 27-Oct-11 13:15:38
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In reply to a post by mittenkrust:
Basically I share a connection right now but as its from a Livebox its already reaching its limit of 6 devices plus the router is in my neighbours flat

Currently my laptop has an amazing connection for the internet and my desktop has a very good one but I have to wire in my games console to my pc to get it to work and if I want to use the bedroom pc I have to wire in my laptop to it.

I want the extender in the hall so my flat gets a signal everywhere with the max possible speed.

Is this possible?
Hi, take a look at the inexpensive Edimax-EW-7416APN Access Point-Range Extender, also in reviews instruction on how to set it up.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edimax-EW-7416APN-Wireless-8...

Broadbandbuyer stock Edimax-EW-7416APN version 2 http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...

Stacks of info on Edimax website… http://www.edimax.co.uk/en/support_detail.php?pd_id=...

http://www.edimax.co.uk/en/produce_detail.php?pl1_id...

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Edited by E7er (Thu 27-Oct-11 14:03:44)

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