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#115975 13-Apr-2013 23:33
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We're looking at building a new house and obviously the networking in a new home is set up inside the home distributor box.

The area doesn't have fibre yet, but can it still be set up so that a normal ADSL2+ modem is installed in the box, which then feeds Internet throughout the house?

My first thoughts are to set it up this way, connect most things (iMac, Roku, Xbox 360, etc) through wired connections, then just use wireless for phones, iPad, etc.

If it can be done this way, how would a wireless router be set up? Would it just connect from any Ethernet port in the house?

Currently I have a modem in bridge mode connected to the router, can this kind of set up still be maintained from within a home distributor box?

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  #799003 14-Apr-2013 00:51
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For our configuration we have a single port ADSL2+ modem in the distribution box connected to a 16 port gigabit switch (with a Trunet device in between). Our wireless router is sitting in the office cupboard which is kind of centrally located in the house. I haven't tested having the wireless router in the distribution box but I'd think that having the router surrounded by a metal box wouldn't do the wireless reception any good.

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  #799008 14-Apr-2013 05:49
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You can connect a wireless Access Point to any one of the Ethernet ports in the house once set up.





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