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Standard User tbandsp
(newbie) Sun 15-Feb-15 20:52:31
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Using a spare router as a client


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I have a spare BT router which I would like to configure as a client to provide wifi access for my PVR and remove the need for a long LAN cable .. I have searched the net with no real success in finding the 'How to do it'

I would be grateful for any pointers.

Edited by tbandsp (Sun 15-Feb-15 21:02:34)

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 15-Feb-15 21:25:52
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Re: Using a spare router as a client


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http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/hwsuppliers/t/43848... will give you the basics.


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 15-Feb-15 21:35:46
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Re: Using a spare router as a client


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I think you want to set it up as an access point, not a client.

All you have to do is turn off DHCP on it, give it an IP address, set the wireless parameters - SSID, passkey, channel as desired, and plug the cable into the yellow LAN port, not the WAN.

Client configuration is different, for a different purpose.


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Standard User tbandsp
(newbie) Sun 15-Feb-15 21:46:57
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Re: Using a spare router as a client


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This example appears to have an ethernet cable between the router and 'slave' .. What I am trying to do is effectively add wifi capability to a box which doesn't have it, and since I have the spare router I was hoping I could use to do that job.
Standard User tbandsp
(newbie) Sun 15-Feb-15 21:51:51
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Re: Using a spare router as a client


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I am having trouble here with terminology .. access point / client /etc .. I am trying to add wifi capability to a lan connected box which doesn't have it .. this then is using the router as 'Access point ' .. .. I will try to do as you suggest .. thanks
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 15-Feb-15 22:17:58
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Re: Using a spare router as a client


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Is the box you refer to, the PVR? If so, you do actually need a client not an access point and I don't think the BT router will do that.

See here for 5. Client mode http://www.tp-link.com/lb/article/?faqid=442


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Edited by BatBoy (Sun 15-Feb-15 22:27:06)

Standard User tbandsp
(newbie) Sun 15-Feb-15 22:26:55
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Re: Using a spare router as a client


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PVR .. yes .. calls daily for epg update via the net .. trying to get it wifi'd to the router .. hoped I could set up the spare router and avoid buying more kit.

Back to the drawing board .. (Ithink I have duffed up the BT router now with fiddling with it anyway)

Thanks for info

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 15-Feb-15 22:29:13
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Re: Using a spare router as a client


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This will work http://www.dabs.com/products/tp-link-150mbps-wireles...


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Standard User tbandsp
(newbie) Mon 16-Feb-15 19:51:13
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I have been looking at that sort of thing .. I expect to be adding at least 1 other box alongside the PVR using wifi connection so want more LAN connections .. which is why I am trying to use a spare modem for the job .. there are sites which describe doing it, but I can't understand lots of the words, let alone the sentences ..

Thanks .. it may come down to spending the money in the the end ..
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 16-Feb-15 20:13:33
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Maybe if you identified the model, someone may know how to do it


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