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Standard User athegn
(member) Sun 05-Aug-12 18:55:17
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Wired and Wireless access from an ethernet port.


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I have a Thompson wifi router connected to my master socket.

From that I feed a 4 port ethernet hub that sends the broadband to several other rooms. In one room the ethernet feed is into a Netgear WAP. The Netgear is only a WAP so I cannot plug an ethernet cable into it to feed a non wireless PC.

One of these other rooms is in another building where I use a wired PC. I now want to use a wireless laptop and mobile phone in there, as well as the wired pc, but the signal from the Thompson router is undetectable and from the WAP is very weak.

What would I need to put in this room to retain ethernet to the wired pc and get wireless to the laptop/phone?
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 05-Aug-12 19:02:38
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Re: Wired and Wireless access from an ethernet port.


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A wireless wap with a switch http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL...

or maybe this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edimax-EW-7228APN-150Mbps-Wi...


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Edited by BatBoy (Sun 05-Aug-12 19:10:28)

Standard User athegn
(member) Sun 05-Aug-12 21:09:55
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Thank you


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Standard User MHC
(legend) Sun 05-Aug-12 22:46:28
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Re: Wired and Wireless access from an ethernet port.


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Or you could use an old/surplus wireless router ...


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Standard User athegn
(member) Mon 06-Aug-12 08:48:19
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Re: Wired and Wireless access from an ethernet port.


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"..Or you could use an old/surplus wireless router ... ..."

I have such a unit; one of its ethernet output ports has died but the others are ok. Its a Speedtouch 780 WL.

Its DSL input is directly from the phone socket i.e. it is not an ethernet input. How can I put a broadband signal from the ethernet cable in the remote room?
Standard User MHC
(legend) Mon 06-Aug-12 09:19:29
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You do not feed it with a DSL signal but Ethernet. Try the following ...

Power up the 780, not connected to anything. Connect a PC to an Ethernet port, access the user interface and then:
1. Turn OFF DHCP server
2. Give the 780 a new IP address within the range of your current hub - maybe 192.168.1.78
3. Ensure wireless is turned ON, but without any encryption (temporarily)
4. Save settings

Power off the 780

Connect one of the Ethernet ports on the 780 to an Ethernet port on your existing 4 port switch and power it up.

Connect a PC to the 780 and using a browser go to the 780s IP address (192.168.1.78) - can you see the UI? Connect PC to another port on your 4 port switch and try again?

If you can see those then you should also be able to get wireless access.

If that works, then install it in the room you require it and you will have a switch with 2 spare ports and wireless.

Then set up Wireless Encryption.



I had an even older Speedtouch running like this for a couple of years without problems (except it was only 802.11b).


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Standard User athegn
(member) Mon 06-Aug-12 14:58:34
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Thanks but how do I turn off DCHP.

I am logged into the Speedtouch but can only see:-

Speedtouch
Broadband Connection
Toolbox
Home Network

I cannot find a config for DCHP in these
Standard User MHC
(legend) Mon 06-Aug-12 15:10:32
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I would guess it is under Home Network - or if you have a copy of the CLI guide and are confident, you could do it that way.


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Standard User athegn
(member) Mon 06-Aug-12 15:23:54
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Under Home Network are three headings:-

Wireless
Ethernet
Telephony

Under Ethernet are any number of machines that have been connected to this router.

But still no Edit or mention of DHCP.

I am not confident enough to use CLI ; I take that is command line interface?
Standard User athegn
(member) Mon 06-Aug-12 15:31:45
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If I look at the PC that is connected to the Speedtouch it does mention DHCP under Config option.

IP Address Assignment: DHCP

IP Address: 192.168.1.77

DHCP Lease time: 0 dayd, 23:17:55

But no way to edit these
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