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# 251030 5-Jun-2019 17:07
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Guys, first post and apologies as I am a total newbie and if this has already been addressed.


New build house with pre installed ethernet cabling etc.  ONT and main wifi modem in the garage. 


Lounge and Office patched to the modem through the inbuilt ethernet.  The problem is that the wifi in the garage doesn't extend upstairs so hoping to use an old Vodafone HG556a modem as an extender in one of the bedrooms.  I have this patched to the main modem via ethernet however don't understand how to set this up correctly on the same network.


Any help would be appreciated.


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  # 2252286 5-Jun-2019 18:37
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honestly dont bother its old and, well old, you would be better picking up an hg659 or a fritzbox up off trademe and using that as an access point.


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  # 2252288 5-Jun-2019 18:46
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Jase2985:

 

honestly don't bother its old and, well old, you would be better picking up an hg659 or a fritzbox up off trademe and using that as an access point.

 

 

... or much better, get a real Wireless Access Point, such as a Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-LITE

 

Money well spent.  🙂





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  # 2252298 5-Jun-2019 18:52
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Sideface:

 

Jase2985:

 

honestly don't bother its old and, well old, you would be better picking up an hg659 or a fritzbox up off trademe and using that as an access point.

 

 

... or much better, get a real Wireless Access Point, such as a Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-LITE

 

Money well spent.  🙂

 

 

yea that too but given they are wanting to reuse something like the hg556a im guessing they are on a budget




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  # 2252328 5-Jun-2019 20:00
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No budget issues, just had the old router in the house.  Really looking for advice as to the best way to get internet around the house.  

 

Ill look at the item mentioned above if thats the best option?


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  # 2252376 5-Jun-2019 20:22
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get 1 or more access points if you can.

 

they need to ideally be wired back to the router


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  # 2252377 5-Jun-2019 20:25
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Jase2985:

 

get 1 or more access points if you can.

 

they need to ideally be wired back to the router

 

 

As above ... except omit "ideally"... wired works best.  🙂

 

Ubiquiti WAPs are Powered over Ethernet (PoE).





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  # 2252381 5-Jun-2019 20:33
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Jase2985:

 

get 1 or more access points if you can.

 

they need to ideally be wired back to the router

 

 

As above ... except omit "ideally"... wired works best.  🙂

 

 

 

 

As mentioned, the ONT and router are in the garage.  The Nvidia Shield in the lounge is wired back through to the router as is the PC upstairs.  The wifi router in the garage however doesnt extend upstairs hence the original question.  So ill create an access point in one of the bedroom to hopefully extend the wifi up there.  Would a simple Google Wifi be able to be used as an access point or would you again recommend something like the Ubiquiti Unifi or the Fritzbox?  The wifi downstairs is fine but upstairs its pretty much non-exitant.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2252385 5-Jun-2019 20:39
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shartley:

 

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Jase2985:

 

get 1 or more access points if you can.

 

they need to ideally be wired back to the router

 

 

As above ... except omit "ideally"... wired works best.  🙂

 

 

As mentioned, the ONT and router are in the garage.  The Nvidia Shield in the lounge is wired back through to the router as is the PC upstairs.  The wifi router in the garage however doesn't extend upstairs hence the original question.  So ill create an access point in one of the bedroom to hopefully extend the wifi up there.  Would a simple Google Wifi be able to be used as an access point or would you again recommend something like the Ubiquiti Unifi or the Fritzbox? 

 

The wifi downstairs is fine but upstairs its pretty much non-existant.

 

 

WiFi will usually only cover one floor, so your problem is not unusual.

 

You need a WAP upstairs and downstairs for best results.





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  # 2252388 5-Jun-2019 20:48
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google wifi is a mesh setup, you can either connect them with cables or they can wirelessly mesh together to get signal where its hard to cable.

 

wired access points are generally the best solution and preform better, and a mesh setup would be the second best option.

 

its really up to you what way you want to go


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  # 2252390 5-Jun-2019 20:57
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ONT in garages should be banned

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  # 2252398 5-Jun-2019 21:19
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Linux: ONT in garages should be banned

 

explain, if the star point is there and decent star wiring in place (2 to most locations and 4 to the main tv etc) it doesnt matter if its there.


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  # 2252400 5-Jun-2019 21:25
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Ont in the garage is not the problem, lack of decent network solutions by installers is.

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  # 2252401 5-Jun-2019 21:28
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Jase2985:

Linux: ONT in garages should be banned


explain, if the star point is there and decent star wiring in place (2 to most locations and 4 to the main tv etc) it doesnt matter if its there.



Sorry should of added more details

ONT in garages with just the access point placed in the garage as well

If the AP is in the house then no issue

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  # 2252402 5-Jun-2019 21:31
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Mind you ap in garage is great for tracking the Teslas charge status.

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  # 2252522 5-Jun-2019 21:52
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Linux:
Jase2985:

 

Linux: ONT in garages should be banned

 

 

 

explain, if the star point is there and decent star wiring in place (2 to most locations and 4 to the main tv etc) it doesnt matter if its there.

 



Sorry should of added more details

ONT in garages with just the access point placed in the garage as well

If the AP is in the house then no issue

 

again explain if its your only AP then yes not the best idea but if you used the garage as a workshop or its a garage workshop then why not?

 

i want good wifi in my garage too.


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