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Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Wed 16-Nov-11 21:44:51
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Is it just a router I need to extend wireless via CAT5?


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Hi,

At the moment, I've one wireless box (WHR-G300N) and CAT5 in various rooms in the house.

However, I'd like to extend wireless coverage.

In one room, I've a switch on the end of the CAT5 and wanted to replace this with a wireless router rather than using a wireless repeater.

Am I right in thinking, I can use any router as long as it's not a modem and has a CAT5 input rather than a telephone cable input?

Probably a really stupid question, but I've always been told a stupid question is one that hasn't been asked smile

Thanks.

Edited by WannabeMKII (Wed 16-Nov-11 21:45:14)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 16-Nov-11 21:47:36
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Re: Is it just a router I need to extend wireless via CAT5?


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Why a wireless router on the end of this cable? Rather than a wireless access point, which is ethernet input and wireless output.

The wireless router would create a different network, and possibly create double NAT issues for you

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Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Wed 16-Nov-11 21:53:29
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Re: Is it just a router I need to extend wireless via CAT5?


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Why a wireless router on the end of this cable? Rather than a wireless access point, which is ethernet input and wireless output.

The wireless router would create a different network, and possibly create double NAT issues for you

OK, thanks for clarifying.

In that case, getting another WHR-G300N should work, as I believe that can be set as a router or AP.


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 16-Nov-11 21:57:33
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Re: Is it just a router I need to extend wireless via CAT5?


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You only need to use a WAP, but you may find a wireless router is easier to get hold of. It doesn't matter if it a modem/router or just a router as you only have to use the LAN switch part of it, not the modem or routing part.



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(staff) Wed 16-Nov-11 23:17:55
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If using a router in that fashion you need to ensure its DHCP server is turned off, and the IP address does not conflict with other hardware

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 16-Nov-11 23:25:28
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Good advice - only 1 DHCP server on a network.



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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 16-Nov-11 23:26:57
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Not strictly true but in this context - point tongue

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