theobrandt: sorry to ask a question that is undoubtedly covered elsewhere...somewhere!
I have a Huawei HG569 at one end of the house. It;s in a lovely cabinet and has ethernet connections going to the other end of the house.
the wifi signal gets a bit crappy at the other end, so I'd like to enhance it.
I have another new HG569 that...I got. I also have a TP Link WR1043 ND I purchased with this in mind.
I simply would like to connect the HG569 #2 or the TP Link to the HG569 #1 by ethernet i.e. wired. and then set that second router up to allow wandering about the house with wifi devices all good. and plug TV or bluray etc into the empty LAN ports on the 2nd router.
I'm unsure if this is bridging or not, but hoped this is easy enouigh to give me a shove in the right direction.
if relevant, I have the main HG569 set to look at the UnBlock US DNS, so presumably everthing goes that way.
I've done this with those and it works fine. I switched off DHCP on the second one, set it's private IP to one on the same subnet as the first router. Then make sure it's on a different channel with the same SSID (Network Name) and it works fine.
Ray's right about CSMA and halving the speed with extenders due to the radio's being half-duplex.
The cheapest option is to use what you've got, give it a shot, measure the speeds and if it works for you, you don't need to buy anything else.