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#232195 4-Apr-2018 10:50
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So I currently run a re-purposed router to extend the wifi network in our home (connected to the main router via Ethernet); I've read in a recent thread that this isn't a recommended solution in place of a proper AP, and so am interested in some recommendations for a decent but affordable AP to achieve the same result.

 

I also use the same second router as a switch, given its location behind the TV, so I also need to be able to plug a bunch of devices (eg Amazon Fire, Squeezebox) into the wired network at this same point as well as provide decent wifi to that end of the house. It seems like there aren't a huge number of APs that also have a few Ethernet ports, so what are my best options in this regard?

 

Any advice and/or recommendations appreciated.

 

 

 

 


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@jonathan18 If you can - it is worth getting the GWN7610 - more devices are on WiFi these days so why not futureproof yourself? Basically you'll end up with one master AP and one slave (which is controlled from the master). It'll do seamless roaming between the access points also.

 

Regarding the PoE injector you either need this or a PoE switch. The Grandstream ones are pretty cheap.

 

Another solution is the UniFi range as I have a controller for this reason people can use but the Grandstream is better value for money.





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