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Router or wireless repeater?


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#1 JimmyKarter

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:16 AM

Hello.

 

I have a wireless router which is placed in my living room.

 

However, once you walk further into the house, it doesn't work out so well.

Do I need another router, or wireless repeater?

There are more ethernet ports further into the house.



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:44 AM

Your call, either one will resolve your problem.  Since you have ethernet ports available a router configured as a wireless access point (WAP) would probably be the best solution.



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 10:17 PM

How could I configure it that way?



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 05:56 AM

Depending on the router there may be a WAP setting in the configuration.  Basically you connect the second router to the first router using LAN ports and turn off DHCP on the second router.

 

Here is a page with instructions



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:31 PM

Having the 2nd wireless device wired to the 1st will be optimal. Is this possible/practical? Do you have ethernet jacks in either room?

 

If you prefer wireless, then you want a wireless repeater. Many routers(WDS compatible) can work as repeaters but not all. What price point were you looking to stay in? Also what model router do you have now?



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:57 PM

whether you can use Cisco routers and access point for your need.

 

 

Thank u






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