Hi All, I've been trolling the internet but can't find a solution that would apply to me. Also I'm not very technical so I may just be lost :-)
Situation : I have just moved to a large house, where the wifi signal wont carry from downstairs to upstairs. We have cable internet service and the house is wired for ethernet cables in the wall sockets. I have 2 active ethernet ports, one downstairs and one upstairs. I have a new high end Netgear router plugged into the internet downstairs. I have an older (more basic) netgear router which I was planning to plug into the internet cable upstairs. I cannot logistically run a wire from 1 router to another.
As I understand it, this would create 2 separate wifi networks, which is not ideal. The upstairs router is far enough that it doesn't catch the wifi signal from downstairs, so making it a repeater wouldn't work either. Is there a way to use the hard wire into the internet from the upstairs router, and still create a single consolidated wifi network which spans both floors of the house ?
Thank you !
Edited by New_Suburban, 16 November 2014 - 11:25 AM.