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Standard User neovon
(newbie) Tue 27-Nov-12 12:58:51
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how many routers?


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Is it possible to connect to routers to the same telephone line eg, a wired router upstairs and wireless downstairs? Both my routers were supplied by MAAF
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 27-Nov-12 13:01:04
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If you mean connect two routers that have ADSL ports on them to the telephone line at the same time, it will not work.

What is the problem you are trying to resolve?

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Standard User neovon
(newbie) Tue 27-Nov-12 13:17:50
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I have a wireless router in my house, upstairs. I use an ethernet connection from it for my pc and use the wireless for my android phone and Wii. My wireless router has poor signal strength and sometimes I struggle to get a connection on my phone in other rooms in the house.
Downstairs, I want to connect a tv and\or sky box to the internet (no telephone socket close to them) so I thought of moving the wireles router downstairs and using an ethernet router upstairs for the pc.


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 27-Nov-12 13:37:54
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Where is the modem?

Is it separate or combined with a router ?


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 27-Nov-12 13:57:26
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So the wireless router upstairs connects to the ADSL line and has the modem in it? If yes, then you need add a wireless access point downstairs to improve the coverage.

We reviewed this
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/74-as...
which in its wireless repeater mode can re-broadcast the wireless without the need for any any additional wiring.

Other options are using devices like Home Plugs to connect a wireless access point (note NOT ROUTER) downstairs back to the ethernet ports on the router upstairs.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User neovon
(newbie) Tue 27-Nov-12 13:59:59
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I'm possibly using the wrong names, sorry. At the moment I have one box which has about 4 ethernet connectors and a wireless antenna. This box plugs into the phone line filter.
I have a spare box which is similar to the first, only it doesn't transmit via wireless
Standard User neovon
(newbie) Tue 27-Nov-12 14:08:37
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Thanks,
Would you recommend the repeater mode ? How would this device fair with a low power signal? I don't mind he cost as long as it will work and reduces the amount of wires
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 27-Nov-12 14:18:25
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I assume the TV can connect wirelessly if the signal is strong enough? What about the Sky box - does that need a wired connection?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 27-Nov-12 14:33:37
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Sky box expects ethernet, but can buy wireless dongle for them. The Asus I linked to would be a better bet really.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 27-Nov-12 14:34:42
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Read the review smile

If the Asus is in a place where its only getting 2 Mbps, it can only give a maximum of 2Mbps from it, no matter how goods it wireless. So locating it in the best place i.e. before signal fades too much is important.

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