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Standard User MHC
(legend) Sun 20-Nov-11 12:26:21
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Use Cat5e cable, terminate the cable in either patch panels or wall mounted boxes with 2 or 4 RJ45 sockets and then patch from those to te router/hub/switch. DO NOT try to terminate infrastructure cable into RJ45 plugs - it is not designed for that. Buy ready made patch leads - designed for flexibility.

But a decent punch down tool and you will be sorted.

Do everything right and you should, over those distances, be capable of supporting 1Gbit.

However, I would suggest running all infrastructure cable back to a single point and putting a small patch panel and switch at that point. Cable a pair of connections from your Modem/router location to the switch location. This allows the router to work as a modem, DHCP server and WAP without the additional loading of switching traffic and could always be a point of contention - whereas a dedicated switch can deal with routing and PC to PC transfers ...

My router has just a single cable coming off - straight into a switch and from there to all of the 40+ sockets. I have Wireless still working but nothing connects to it - just there if it is needed and there are 3 other WAPs





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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 20-Nov-11 13:00:53
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?
I'm no router expert, so don't go by what I do, though I have recommended it as a cheap router for attaching to the Openreach modem on FTTC, and its wireless does seem better to me than a Linksys something54GS and any Netgear I have had. BUT!!!!! It is a router, not an ADSL router. It doesn't have a modem in it!

Re what I had on ADSL2+, a Netgear 834PN, that (has tongue) had a setting in the GUI to turn off the flashing dome completely.

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Edited by RobertoS (Sun 20-Nov-11 13:35:02)

Standard User mrnelster
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 22-Nov-11 07:33:45
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So will this work without complicating the setting up of the routers?

FTTC modem > buffalo > ethernet > buffalo > patch leads > new data outlets/patch panel.

My intention was to use the wireless repeater function on the secondary router AND connect the network points to the same. I can add a switch later if I feel Gbit is required internally. I was just more concerned on the configuration side of things.

I completed structured cabling training quite a few years ago and understand the possibilities of Gbit over CAT5e (90m max run, no more than 13mm untwisted at terminations etc.). I'm reasonably confident on that side of things. It's the configuration that I have no experience with and want the simplest solution from that perspective. If it works without the switch, can I add one later between the secondary router and patch panel/outlets, or would it need to be downstream of the main router that is plugged into the modem?

In other words does the repeater function setting of the secondary router complicate the issue?

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Standard User iand
(experienced) Tue 22-Nov-11 18:53:18
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you also need one of these

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=safe+heav...

to keep the router safe from the 2 year old. smile

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Standard User mrnelster
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 22-Nov-11 22:28:54
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In reply to a post by iand:
you also need one of these

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=safe+heav...

to keep the router safe from the 2 year old. smile
Which one of those has the best wireless reception, lol! grin

Actually, trying to gain entry to that might keep her quiet for a while.
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 22-Nov-11 22:35:17
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In reply to a post by mrnelster:
Actually, trying to gain entry to that might keep her quiet for a while.
Trying to gain exit could be useful?

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Standard User mrnelster
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 24-Nov-11 07:07:23
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Aha, even better! grin
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 24-Nov-11 08:59:16
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Dear mrnelster...the poster is after a wireless router, and hasn't even mentioned MACs..IO wish everyone should stop promoting overpriced Apple rubbish
Standard User aquiss
(experienced) Thu 24-Nov-11 09:13:00
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You do know that the poster your replying to is not mrnelster?

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(staff) Thu 24-Nov-11 09:22:42
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The Airport extreme is a wireless router

Yes it is made by Apple, but it is useable by any device that can use Ethernet or b/g/n wireless networking

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