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  Reply # 962012 6-Jan-2014 17:13 Send private message

rayonline: [snip]
I've offered to give them my ADSL router which I have reconfigured into a "switch" so they can extend the wireless, won't be in bridge mode thou, doesn't have it, so 2nd SSID name.  But sounds like they don't need that ......


You can do this using the same SSID etc, but it's always a little messy reconfiguring a device that by default doesn't have a WAN ethernet port for this function by default - probably OK if there's someone with reasonable networking knowledge around to troubleshoot, but might be asking for trouble if there's not!

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  Reply # 962170 6-Jan-2014 21:36 Send private message

All of the cheap "range extenders" I have looked at with an ethernet port can be configured as an accesspoint, and a couple even had limited router capabilities in them. seems that selling things as an accesspoint isnt done anymore since all the other crap is just software options and makes things sound fancier on the box.




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  Reply # 962414 7-Jan-2014 13:02 Send private message

Get them one of these: HUAWEI WS323 Wi-Fi Repeater.

Plug it into a power outlet, connect it to the existing WiFi access point, done!
or
Plug it into a power outlet, connect it to the existing ethernet cable, done!

Works a treat




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  Reply # 962424 7-Jan-2014 13:28 Send private message

rayonline: Thanks all :)

The Fritzbox only has 1 RJ45 excluding the one from the ONT.  They got the cheaper Snap offer.  If they got the longer contract or paid ~$50 then they get the one that comes with 4x ports. 

They have now bought a separate network switch to connect the Fritzbox to the Switch as they have 5 outlets in the house.  They have yet to get the WAP b/c I am not sure how important that is to them. 

As I am not in ChCh I cannot check for myself.  I'm not sure if in fact wireless from the garage is ok and the issue is their internet TV BOX is just slow by nature so the video is not smooth.  After the switch - the PC, TV and TV BOX are now all connected via a 1Gbps connection but he still says the TV BOX is not smooth.  He's also on a Snap 100/50 connection tested out to be 94/48.  Which is brilliant, told him that, I'm only on a 30/10 or a tested 28/10 and my TV BOX is fine but it is a different one. 

Maybe they didn't need the switch after all ... who knows.  They don't copy files between computers so they don't need that ethernet connection if wireless is decent. 

I've offered to give them my ADSL router which I have reconfigured into a "switch" so they can extend the wireless, won't be in bridge mode thou, doesn't have it, so 2nd SSID name.  But sounds like they don't need that ......


If they have ethernet available (and it sounds like they are very fortunate with proper structured cabling) I would recommend this over wireless ANY DAY. Much more consistent and reliable (and fast)





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