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Wierd/wireless routers


KieronJMW

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Just wondering does a wired router have to be hooked up to a phone socket.. or can the router just be connected to the original hub to get a connection to a part of the house where theres not enough range for that certain room?

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A wired router needs to run an ethernet cable back to the modem router that makes the connection to the internet. You can use a wireless router as a repeater to extend wifi range. Or there are Powerline adapters that run the signal down your ring mains - just plug in one at each end and and hook up to your comp or modem with a short ethernet cable.

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You need to disable the DHCP server on it (can usually be done through the settings page)... then you can use it as a switch and/or wireless repeater, just plug a wire from the modem/router you're using into one of the sockets on the back. To use it as a wireless repeater you'll need to set the wireless network up with the same ssid & password as your current network. You'll need an ethernet cable between your spare router & the modem/router you're using to connect to the internet, you can't plug 2 into the same phone line.

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