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Standard User woodroyd
(newbie) Thu 30-Aug-12 11:46:56
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Weak Wi-Fi signal


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I have a Netgear DGN2200/N300 modem router wired round the house to a Netgear FS605 5-port switch. What can I connect to the switch to give me Wi-Fi in this part of the house?
Standard User panda
(committed) Thu 30-Aug-12 11:50:30
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A Wireless Access Point (WAP).
You could use either a dedicated WAP such as this, or you could use a wireless router with DHCP disabled.

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Standard User woodroyd
(newbie) Thu 30-Aug-12 11:52:42
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Brilliant, probably get one.


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Standard User woodroyd
(newbie) Thu 30-Aug-12 12:02:15
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I see that there are 2 versions of the Edimax. 150mps and 300mps. My connection speed is only 6144 kbps, so would it make a difference which version I got? I am in a rural area and think myself lucky to get broadband at all, never mind superfast broadband.
Standard User woodroyd
(newbie) Thu 30-Aug-12 12:12:20
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In reply to a post by woodroyd:
I see that there are 2 versions of the Edimax. 150mps and 300mps. My connection speed is only 6144 kbps, so would it make a difference which version I got? I am in a rural area and think myself lucky to get broadband at all, never mind superfast broadband.


Does it replace the FS605 5-port switch or plug into it.
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Thu 30-Aug-12 12:15:56
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I get 80Mbps on wifi with a 150Mbps router so you'll be fine

Even wireless g would be fine

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Standard User panda
(committed) Thu 30-Aug-12 12:25:23
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In reply to a post by woodroyd:
Does it replace the FS605 5-port switch or plug into it.
The link was only intended as an example, not a specific recommendation.
The model linked to could replace the current switch, or plug into it.
Here's and example of a simple WAP that will plug into the existing switch.

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 30-Aug-12 14:56:49
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Or an Apple Airport Express if the OP uses apple i-stuff
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