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Standard User langdon
(newbie) Sat 22-Dec-12 14:34:22
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Extending the network


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At the risk of repeating question from other members pls can I get some help with this

I've hard wired the house with Ethernet ports in each room (3storey).
Should have virgin installed by end of next week with their latest super hub.
Once it's connected, I'll obviously have the wireless N network and ability to link upto 4devices directly to the hub (unless operating in modem mode only)

Connecting the laptops and pc via Ethernet will be straightforward to get the devices online.

My question is the ability to connect wirelessly in parts of the house where the signal will not reach. iPads,iPhones etc will need this.

I have a d link router from their previous setup. If i disable DHCP then connect it up to the LAN port in the room that still wouldn't extend the wireless network advertised by the super hub would it? What would I need then, short of buying extra kit like signal boosters?

I have two d link routers and the super hub. I think I should be able to create a single wireless network that reaches everywhere without having to purchase extra kit.

Help pls !
Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Sat 22-Dec-12 14:41:48
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if you do as you suggest, but also give the dlink's the same network name and encryption, and put them on different channels.
should then give you a seamless network
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 22-Dec-12 14:41:48
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Why not just use the Ethernet that's in every room?


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Standard User langdon
(newbie) Sat 22-Dec-12 14:43:38
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As mentioned, it's for iPad,iPhone etc purpose
Standard User langdon
(newbie) Sat 22-Dec-12 14:45:10
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In reply to a post by ggremlin:
if you do as you suggest, but also give the dlink's the same network name and encryption, and put them on different channels.
should then give you a seamless network


Sounds interesting. How does that work then. Being on different channels?
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 22-Dec-12 14:50:25
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Ah, I see. In that case, it will work well.


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 22-Dec-12 14:51:48
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The devices should automatically select the strongest channel, and the different routers won't interfere with each other.


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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sat 22-Dec-12 17:56:27
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How does that work then. Being on different channels?
By using non-overlapping channels like 1,6 and 11 the client device picks the strongest signal and hops over when the one it's on gets too weak.

Keeping them separated gives the best performance.

Automatic channel selection often makes dumb decisions, like using channel 4 and bleeding over the useful channels.

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