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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 10-Sep-11 18:29:48
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Extending wireless signal


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Can anyone help.

I'm currently using a BT homehub 2 and my ethernet cable is connected via a netgear fast ethernet switch and then Cat 5 cabled 40 metres away from hub into another building. Can I use a netgear N150 wireless Adsl 2+ modem router at the other end to provide a wireless signal. Can I just plug it in or do I need to disconnect the modem facility? If so how do you do it?

Thanks in advance

Ian
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(knowledge is power) Sat 10-Sep-11 20:37:48
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Can anyone help.

I'm currently using a BT homehub 2 and my ethernet cable is connected via a netgear fast ethernet switch and then Cat 5 cabled 40 metres away from hub into another building. Can I use a netgear N150 wireless Adsl 2+ modem router at the other end to provide a wireless signal. Can I just plug it in or do I need to disconnect the modem facility? If so how do you do it?

Thanks in advance

Ian
Hi Ian, using the BT homeHub 2 as your main router and the netgear N150 router as the access point configure…

BT HomeHub 2 (default) IP Address 192.168.1.254

First DHCP Address: 192.168.1.21
Last DHCP Address: 192.168.1.250

Connect the two routers Lan to Lan with Cat5 Ethernet cable.

Disable DHCP in Netgear N150 Router

Netgear N150 wireless Router make IP Address 192.168.1.253

Configure wireless for both routers with same channel: 9

Configure wireless security for each router with same WPA-PSK password.

Main router SSID: Mickey Mouse

Wireless access point: SSID: Minnie Mouse

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http://www.home-network-help.com/wlan-autoconfig.html

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Standard User BP1
(committed) Sun 11-Sep-11 16:51:53
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Can anyone help.

I'm currently using a BT homehub 2 and my ethernet cable is connected via a netgear fast ethernet switch and then Cat 5 cabled 40 metres away from hub into another building. Can I use a netgear N150 wireless Adsl 2+ modem router at the other end to provide a wireless signal. Can I just plug it in or do I need to disconnect the modem facility? If so how do you do it?

Thanks in advance

Ian
Hi Ian, using the BT homeHub 2 as your main router and the netgear N150 router as the access point configure…

BT HomeHub 2 (default) IP Address 192.168.1.254

First DHCP Address: 192.168.1.21
Last DHCP Address: 192.168.1.250

Connect the two routers Lan to Lan with Cat5 Ethernet cable.

Disable DHCP in Netgear N150 Router

Netgear N150 wireless Router make IP Address 192.168.1.253

Configure wireless for both routers with same channel: 9

Configure wireless security for each router with same WPA-PSK password.

Main router SSID: Mickey Mouse

Wireless access point: SSID: Minnie Mouse

http://i.dslr.net/pics/faqs/image93081.jpg

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/networking/conve...

http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/382...

http://www.home-network-help.com/wireless-zero-confi...

http://www.home-network-help.com/wlan-autoconfig.html


E7er advise should work. I however would choose a different ip address for the Netgear N150. The ip address 192.168.1.253 is normally already taken in the BT homehub for the usb port. You may get problems if you choose this address for the netgear.

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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 11-Sep-11 17:37:06
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Configure wireless for both routers with same channel: 9
Is it a good idea to do this or will the devices be far enough apart to avoid co-channel interference? If not, perhaps the OP should configure the devices to use different channels. From what I understand, channels 1, 6 and 11 are all non-overlapping.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 11-Sep-11 19:03:35
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In reply to a post by E7er:
Configure wireless for both routers with same channel: 9
Is it a good idea to do this or will the devices be far enough apart to avoid co-channel interference? If not, perhaps the OP should configure the devices to use different channels. From what I understand, channels 1, 6 and 11 are all non-overlapping.

Agreed, different channels with home wireless access points.

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(legend) Sun 11-Sep-11 23:14:55
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1,5, 9 & 13 are normally OK as a set.

I have put both my neighbours on Ch1 and use the other three myself!





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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 11-Sep-11 23:19:36
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1,5, 9 & 13 are normally OK as a set.

I have put both my neighbours on Ch1 and use the other three myself!
That's just plain greedy. tongue

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Sun 11-Sep-11 23:31:45
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Well if they leave their router unsecured ... and I pointed it out to them and sorted it out then it maust be fair reqard!

Both of them only have single access points and are far enough apart so the cannot see each other then there is no real problem. I have metal floors and a large house so need several WAPs and currently have 5.





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Standard User prlzx
(committed) Mon 12-Sep-11 00:00:00
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Continuing the theme, OP might want to check what channels are in use nearby.

If neighbours are already slotting into 1,6,11 there is no point in going to 1,5,8,13 (and vice-versa) - it is better to stick to existing pattern in the environment unless like MHC you can do something about it,

And I'm sure MHC has not been naughty and turned their APs down to minimum while blasting away at full power and 40MHz channel widths ... now that would be greedy wink

InSSIDer (Windows) and WiFi Analyzer (Android) are a couple of examples (plenty other free ones) that can show what might be a good channel for each location..

Broadly agree with E7er but would use same SSID and different channels, though at 40m apart it may not matter so much inside.

Unfortunately most consumer gear seems to contribute to channel congestion by being preset to a max power when they could offer during install to set the power level according to the most distant item you want to connect.



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Standard User MHC
(legend) Mon 12-Sep-11 01:01:15
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One of mine is actually running at low power to cover dead spots - even at high power the obstructions are too much.





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