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Topic # 165537 12-Feb-2015 19:42
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Hi there,

On a property with two dwellings 1 office and 1 home. Both have the same landline phone number. The router situated in the office around 15 metres away from the house. The wifi reception is terrible in the house as a result.

Is it possible to connect another modem/router with the same ADSL connection in the house? as both buildings have the same landline number. Or is there another solution that may work without having to get another phone line or pay for another connection.

Any suggestions appreciated Thanks.

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  Reply # 1236761 12-Feb-2015 19:44
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No you can't use a 2nd modem

Most obvious solution is 2 x Ethernet over power adapters.



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  Reply # 1236784 12-Feb-2015 20:15
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  Reply # 1236785 12-Feb-2015 20:16
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Or Ethernet over VDSL adapters





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  Reply # 1236822 12-Feb-2015 20:48
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I would suggest the homeplug idea.
It sends ethernet over the powerlines out to the office.

If there is a second pair running between the buildings then VDSL bridges (a.k.a "ethernet extenders") can be used.

You could put a second modem on the line in the office, but you would need to make sure that the modem in the house is turned off first before you switch on the modem in the office.

The homeplugs are the easiest way - we use them all the time.




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  Reply # 1236867 12-Feb-2015 22:20
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VDSL extenders are crazy expensive. Atleast $300 per end.

$30 for ethernet over power is cheaper and easier solution.

Also, try the search bar. It will yield many many over these threads.

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  Reply # 1236887 12-Feb-2015 22:51
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If you can run an ethernet cable
If not run ethernet over power
If not run a proper wifi line of site link

All of this is assuming there isn't another a second phone pair available, just because all the phones are on the same number now doesn't mean they always where. Might need some more investigation if the history is unknown.

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  Reply # 1237793 14-Feb-2015 10:26
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I had this exact issue (only on a larger scale); house and office a good 50 meters away from each other and both buildings requiring a network.
So what I did was, pick the point on the house closest to the office, got a trenching spade and started digging. Within a day had reached office and ran a cat5e cable though some pvc pipe in the trench and filled it in.

Modem/router lives in office, trench cable plugs into it, and on the house end it's connected to a TP-Link wireless router which serves all the house computers. Works perfectly and speed/reliability is excelent.

Trenching and running a cable isn't that hard (when you know the technique!) and well worth it in my opinion. My recommendation would be to dig the trench yourself and then get an expert in to lay the cable and terminate it at both ends into wall jacks, if you're not feeling adventurous enough to do it yourself.

It may be more expensive and require more effort than the other options mentioned above, but it's certainly the most reliable solution.

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  Reply # 1237822 14-Feb-2015 11:22
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Run a ethernet cable from the main modem to the other and then set it up to be an access point, if your modem supports it, most do. If it doesn't support it purchase a access point.

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  Reply # 1238879 14-Feb-2015 13:46
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chevrolux: VDSL extenders are crazy expensive. Atleast $300 per end.


Shop around, you can get them for much cheaper than that.

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