Hi I've bought an Edimax AP7416APN V2 access point/range extender. After some false starts & reading various suggestions on both Virgin forums & elsewhere I think I've come up with a solution that should fit the bill. I'd just like to put this past you all in case there's anything I've missed.
I will *not* be using the VSH modem mode but instead making use merely of the wireless in the Edimax.
I will be switching the wireless in the VSH *off*.
I'll be reserving an IP address in the VSH for the Edimax & using that same IP as a fixed address in the Edimax.
I'll keep using the VSH as the DHCP server (& extending the licence period from 60 minutes to around 100 hours).
I will switch *off* DHCP in the Edimax.
The wireless security will be the same in the Edimax as the VSH even down to the passphrase/key (it is fairly secure/strong anyway).
The purpose of this is to have wireless connectivity that is a little more reliable than the VSH & with a bit of flexibility if I want to extend the wireless signal at some later date.
Have I missed anything?
Is there a whacking great flaw in what I'm proposing that I'm too dumb to recognise?