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# 139351 5-Feb-2014 19:21
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Hi all,

I have Telecom VDSL at home, with the supplied router. The wireless performance in a far bedroom is not great, but I have a TiVo, ps3 and soon an htpc in there, as well as laptop/ tablet use.

I have an old Telecom Tg585 v8, is there a way I can connect from my VDSL router, via cable to the tg585, then plug in the TiVo/ps3/htpc, to the tg585 while also extending my WiFi network?

I've tried to Google, but have ended up with a lot of information that's not relevant and plenty I don't understand, I assume because I'm not using the correct Jargon. I don't know a lot about networking but can follow instructions

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  # 982244 8-Feb-2014 12:46
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There are heaps of threads with advice about retasking DSL modems for use as a switch with no DSL. This involves changing the modem's IP address to be compatible with the LAN you are connecting it to, eg, logging into it again at the new IP address and turning off DHCP or setting it to relay LAN addresses from the main router.

The end result should be that nothing is connected to the ADSL port and everything gets allocated the same 192.168.x.x subnet without any conflicts from addresses allocated by the main router and the "gateway" and DNS also set to the main router. With everything on the same subnet the main router and the tg585 just share everything as a single network.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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