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# 143205 6-Apr-2014 19:53
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I plan on buying a Netcomm NF4V and then using a powerline adapter to get a wired connection upstairs so I can have a wired connection to my PS4 or my Xbox 360. I was wondering though if I could plug the ethernet cable into my current router (Linksys WAG 120N) so that I can have a wired connection to both my PS4 and my Xbox 360 at the same time. My problem is though I don't know if you can link 2 routers together and use both at the same time. My second problem is my WAG 120N only has a DSL plug so is it possible to link it to the new router? How would I do it?

Basically I want it to go like this: NF4V plugs into the jackpoint > Ethernet cables comes out an ethernet port and into a powerline adapter > A cable comes out the other powerline adapter and into my WAG 120N > I then use the ethernet ports in the WAG 120N to give me a wired connection to my PS4 and Xbox 360. All of this happens while I can still use the wifi on the NF4V.

Can I do this? How do I connect the WAG 120N when It only has a DSL port?







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  # 1019594 6-Apr-2014 20:10
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Basically you want to see if your modem/routers support switching mode where they are basically dummies. This is one problem that come from modem routers, they don't usually support it, you're better off buying a cheap switch for about $70 to use at the other end of the powerline.

Also one thing about PowerLine Ethernet is that surge protectors can stuff with the signal.




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  # 1019595 6-Apr-2014 20:13
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charsleysa: Basically you want to see if your modem/routers support switching mode where they are basically dummies. This is one problem that come from modem routers, they don't usually support it, you're better off buying a cheap switch for about $70 to use at the other end of the powerline.

Also one thing about PowerLine Ethernet is that surge protectors can stuff with the signal.


Looks like I will buy a switch then, there also wont be surge protectors on the sockets I will be using.







 
 
 
 


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  # 1020269 7-Apr-2014 21:15

I have a router -> powerline -> router setup. You can switch off DHCP on the second router and just connect it via one of the LAN ports. This will mean that it just acts as a 4 port switch.



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  # 1020301 7-Apr-2014 22:48

Gadgetcity: I have a router -> powerline -> router setup. You can switch off DHCP on the second router and just connect it via one of the LAN ports. This will mean that it just acts as a 4 port switch.




Or 3 ports because other one is being used :)

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