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Topic # 128550 14-Aug-2013 16:10
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Before I start I should state that I am pretty non-knowledgeable when it comes to networking, and most of the terms go right over my head, but I am pretty good at searching for information and how-to's and I'm a fast learner, so any information thrown at me will be useful.

We've recently bought and moved into a new place. We've converted the detached garage into an office space, and when the sparkie was here to wire it up I asked him to add a phone jack into the office because I thought I would put the broadband modem and the mac airport in there. However, we've decided to keep the phone, modem and airport in the lounge since my partner uses the computer in the house most of the timem and most evenings I work in the house too.  Now I want to have a wired and wireless connection in the office as well, but not sure how to go about it. Telecom sent me an extra modem when we moved in as our old contract had expired and we signed up for a new one, but from all the reading I've done I can't really use this new modem as an extender or "repeater".  I also know, from most of my reading, that I can't just plug the new modem in in the office and have it work on my same broadband connection... or can I? All my research says no.  But maybe I'm missing something?

My last thought was to have the sparkie come back in and run an ethernet cable under the house from the lounge into the office, and somehow connect the two modems together so I have wired and wireless in both places. But again, maybe I'm talking out of my a#$.  

Any suggestions are welcome :)

thanks

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  Reply # 878204 14-Aug-2013 16:35
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These plus this will give you the best outcome.
Airwire reuqires zero configuration and the AirGateway just keeps the cost down and everything tidy. Will be powerful enough to provide wireless to the office. Then there is still a spare port for a wired PC.
Don't bother mucking around with modem/routers. Waste of time and energy if you aren't confident with networking.

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  Reply # 878233 14-Aug-2013 17:09
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What kind of wire did the electrician run? If its cat5 or higher than you could just run a switch in the external office.





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  Reply # 878234 14-Aug-2013 17:11
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contact coffeebaron if in Auckland or Waikato click on the user list



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  Reply # 878239 14-Aug-2013 17:25
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chevrolux: These plus this will give you the best outcome.
Airwire reuqires zero configuration and the AirGateway just keeps the cost down and everything tidy. Will be powerful enough to provide wireless to the office. Then there is still a spare port for a wired PC.
Don't bother mucking around with modem/routers. Waste of time and energy if you aren't confident with networking.


Thanks will look into these and do a bit of research.. cheers :)

Zeon, I'm not quite sure, I'll send him a text and find out. I just told him I wanted a phone jack in the office, wasn't too specific.

ubernoob, Thanks for your response. I'm in Auckland, so can do. Is coffeebaron a networking guru or ?

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  Reply # 878270 14-Aug-2013 18:50
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einsteinsboi:
chevrolux: These plus this will give you the best outcome.
Airwire reuqires zero configuration and the AirGateway just keeps the cost down and everything tidy. Will be powerful enough to provide wireless to the office. Then there is still a spare port for a wired PC.
Don't bother mucking around with modem/routers. Waste of time and energy if you aren't confident with networking.


Thanks will look into these and do a bit of research.. cheers :)

Zeon, I'm not quite sure, I'll send him a text and find out. I just told him I wanted a phone jack in the office, wasn't too specific.

ubernoob, Thanks for your response. I'm in Auckland, so can do. Is coffeebaron a networking guru or ?

Thanks for your message. I'll reply soon; if its practical to run a fixed cable, then that is the best option.
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  Reply # 878849 15-Aug-2013 14:40
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coffeebaron: 
Thanks for your message. I'll reply soon; if its practical to run a fixed cable, then that is the best option.
Fraser


Thanks for responding coffeebaron.  I think it IS practical, and agree it's probably the better option.  I'll wait to hear from you while I research these other alternatives.

cheers

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