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Standard User sultanoflondon
(newbie) Sun 08-Feb-15 20:11:00
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Daisy-chaining routers for better performance


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Hi all,

I have TalkTalk Fibre broadband.

I was wondering whether daisy-chaining the following routers would improve the range and the speed at peripheral areas of my house.

TalkTalk D-Link 3780 (wireless)
TalkTalk Echolife HG532 (wireless)
TalkTalk Echolife HG520s (wireless)
iBall Baton (see below for information)

Would daisy-chaining them help at all?

Thanks!

iBall Baton website information:
ADSL Wireless Router 150M
ADSL2 Router is a high performance modem router that provides internet connection through RJ11 (telephone line) WAN port.
Complies latest ADSL standards for performance up to 24Mbps downstream
3-in-1 device with ADSL router, LAN port & Wireless-N Access point.

Edited by sultanoflondon (Sun 08-Feb-15 20:14:31)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 08-Feb-15 21:17:51
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Re: Daisy-chaining routers for better performance


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If using them as wireless access points then yes improved wireless coverage is possible

A rough guide is at http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/wap/configuring-wap.html

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Standard User sultanoflondon
(newbie) Sun 08-Feb-15 21:24:57
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Re: Daisy-chaining routers for better performance


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
If using them as wireless access points then yes improved wireless coverage is possible

A rough guide is at http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/wap/configuring-wap.html


Great thanks!

Is it possible to have wireless access points that do NOT have a physical connection (ethernet cable) between the router and the access point device?

Thanks!


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 08-Feb-15 21:35:43
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Yes called repeaters or wireless range extenders, but half the wireless speeds

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Feb-15 00:03:54
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Re: Daisy-chaining routers for better performance


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Much better to have wired between them...

It's probably a bad idea to use all 4 routers. That's likely to result in the signals overlapping with one another and add excessive interference.

You probably only need two routers to cover a decent sized property.

The talk talk supplied router on fibre is wireless AC and uses 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. As a result it's likely to be far better than your other routers which may not be able to handle the full fibre speeds wirelessly (worth considering). So you may see full signal on those routers but nowhere near the full fibre speeds.
Standard User sultanoflondon
(newbie) Mon 09-Feb-15 17:14:22
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Yes called repeaters or wireless range extenders, but half the wireless speeds


In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
Much better to have wired between them...

It's probably a bad idea to use all 4 routers. That's likely to result in the signals overlapping with one another and add excessive interference.

You probably only need two routers to cover a decent sized property.

The talk talk supplied router on fibre is wireless AC and uses 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. As a result it's likely to be far better than your other routers which may not be able to handle the full fibre speeds wirelessly (worth considering). So you may see full signal on those routers but nowhere near the full fibre speeds.



Okay that's great thanks!
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