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Adding a second modem to increase the soignal in a part of my house


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#1 avz10

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:11 AM

Background for past two years:

I initially had a laptop and a desktop with one Telkom router, running both wireless and wired (Ethernet cable)

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My daughters got laptops, and I bought a Netgear Wireless N300 Router/Modem for a better signal.

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The signal is good, but at the extremes of the house poor.

I found on the internet a plan of a “Windsurfer” and built one. The results were not that impressive.

So I thought to incorporate the first router (the Telkom router/modem) somewhere in the LAN for a boost.

I changed the first (Telkom) router to a booster, but struggled (used advice from the internet) and stopped the exercise. Some settings were changed on the Telkom modem. So this was the situation for the past 2 years.

We only used the Netgear modem which was centrally located.

Current situation:

I recently moved to another study- the Netgear wireless signal is excellent in the study, but the signal is bad in the rest of the house. There is no signal in my bedroom.

This is a quick drawing of the set-up:

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From the PC, I connect to Netgear with an Ethernet cable, which gives wired internet to the computer(PC) and wireless internet to rooms close by.

If I now connect the Netgear modem with an Ethernet cable from the study to a central point in the house to the Telkom modem, it does not produce a signal from the Telkom modem and wireless does not work at all.

The only lights that show on the Telkom modem, are the Power light, the E2 light and the Wireless light.

If this might help, I connected both modems to the PC and got the Default Gateway address for the Telkom modem: 10.0.0.2 and for the Netgear modem is 192.168.0.1

To summarize:

Netgear is working fine.

I want the Telkom modem to supply the remainder of the house where the signal is poor or where there is no signal.


I have 3 telephone points, so can connect the Telkom modem to a telephone connection, if that might help.

Any advice will help.

Thanks!!

Edited by avz10, 05 February 2012 - 08:15 AM.


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#2 jhayz

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:41 AM

I want the Telkom modem to supply the remainder of the house where the signal is poor or where there is no signal.

A more knowledgeable answer would be posted along here but I think both the network devices cannot act as either one can be for wired and the other for wireless. Its more applicable if a wireless repeater is installed if there is distance or range problem on poor signals.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:29 PM

Hello,

Just to clarify, you cannot use the ADSL modem in that manner. It simply wont work. You could (if its a really long distance) get another wireless router. But as jhayz has stated it would simply be better to get a repeater. :)
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:15 AM

I have 3 telephone points in the house. If I connect the Telkom modem with the telephone line as well as with the Ethernet cable, is there not a way that it would work?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:14 AM

I have 3 telephone points in the house

Most likely an extension of some kind but usually the phone filter is the important part to achieve this. The main phone line connection usually have this. Without this phone and dsl splitter on other extension lines around the house, you cannot use the ISP modem as an access point in the first place.

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