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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 16-Oct-12 21:24:18
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Double Wireless Setup


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Hi,

I just discovered that using my BT Master socket for my O2 router results in more than twice as fast broadband compared to the old slave socket in an office I had been using. Thus I would like to move my O2 Wireless Box to the master socket permanently. However my network is mostly wired and contained within the office and running a cable to the router is not feasible.

Therefore I would like some way to wirelessly connect the O2 box at the master socket to another wireless device in my office which would then be connected using Ethernet to a NAS, 2 PCs and a Homeplug switch. None of these 3 machines currently have Wireless and I want to keep the wired connection between them. The other end of the Homeplug setup is in the living room with a Playstation and a smart TV.

As well as my O2 Wireless Box 2 I also have an unused Wireless Box 5 - could these be used to acheive what I need?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 16-Oct-12 21:27:13
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Re: Double Wireless Setup


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A wireless bridge e.g. this http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/74-as... in ethernet adapter mode would work for you. Other devices can do the same thing, but was impressed by the Asus after the problems I used to have when trying out bridge devices a few years ago.

Why not just use another HomePlug?

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 16-Oct-12 21:31:05
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Re: Double Wireless Setup


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Homeplug...tbh this was a case of not seeing the trees for the forest. Currently I have no power socket near where I will be moving the router too and thus I had overlooked that possibility. Obviously I will need at least one socket installed for the router and as you say, I could then add another Homeplug! Doh!

Thanks for the reply.


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Standard User Moto
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 20-Oct-12 09:20:06
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Maybe just removing the bell wire at the master and slave phone sockets will improve the performance and make any change unnecessary.

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