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#273039 31-Jul-2020 21:22
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Hi,

I am to get a bit of advice on extending my Wifi capacity at home.

Our wifi range and my fixed internet connection.

Our wifi modem is currently in the lounge of our house where the fibre comes in. I have then connected a blue ethernet cable from there out to garage number 1, where it plugs into a desktop computer.

I would like to move the desktop to the second garage and create a wifi network out there.

Is it possible to use a junction box and another cable through to another modem?

The plan is to have a raspberry Pi also connected via the ethernet cable in the second garage to have a constant connection

Cheers

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  #2532460 31-Jul-2020 21:50
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The easiest thing to do is buy a small network switch - a 5 port or 8 port module - then connect that to the blue line coming into garage from the house. Connect computer in garage one to the switch. Then connect another cable to that and run it to garage two, if that’s possible?





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  #2532883 1-Aug-2020 21:41
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Cheers,

What would be the best to use for a wifi connection? Is it just a matter of finding a new router to plug into the switch as well?

 
 
 
 


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  #2532885 1-Aug-2020 21:51
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Daveofmot: Cheers,

What would be the best to use for a wifi connection? Is it just a matter of finding a new router to plug into the switch as well?

 

You want an access point for your extension, not a router......

 

 

 

 


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  #2533127 2-Aug-2020 14:49
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Daveofmot: Cheers,

What would be the best to use for a wifi connection? Is it just a matter of finding a new router to plug into the switch as well?

 

Dave

 

pretty much. A netgear GS105 or GS108 is pretty bulletproof and has 5 or 8 ports, and they are widely available in NZ. go for the cheapest supplier you can find.

 

As for wifi in the garage, as mentioned by others a simple wireless access point will do fine, Im just not sure you can find these easily anymore. Even so, if you get a combo router/wifi point, just configure the wifi to BRIDGE mode - this means it will get all its connection information from your router. If its in the garage, maybe even a second hand unit will be find. If possible it's always good to keep things 'in the brand family' but not necessary... my suggestion is something consumer grade thats easy for you to just plug in and go.

 

 





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  #2533340 2-Aug-2020 20:33
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antoniosk:

Daveofmot: Cheers,

What would be the best to use for a wifi connection? Is it just a matter of finding a new router to plug into the switch as well?


Dave


pretty much. A netgear GS105 or GS108 is pretty bulletproof and has 5 or 8 ports, and they are widely available in NZ. go for the cheapest supplier you can find.


As for wifi in the garage, as mentioned by others a simple wireless access point will do fine, Im just not sure you can find these easily anymore. Even so, if you get a combo router/wifi point, just configure the wifi to BRIDGE mode - this means it will get all its connection information from your router. If its in the garage, maybe even a second hand unit will be find. If possible it's always good to keep things 'in the brand family' but not necessary... my suggestion is something consumer grade thats easy for you to just plug in and go.


 



Short of professional $500+ access points i am all for the Edimax WAP1750 which is ptetty solid

DONT just turn off DHCP on a router and use it as an access point, If it loses its config for what ever reason you will have two DHCP servers on your network

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  #2533364 2-Aug-2020 22:01
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Accesspoints are all branded range extenders now, since thats just a different software config on them and its what people search for. Most of the ones with ethernet ports on them can act as an accesspoint, and some even have 4 ports so that is your switch requirements sorted out too.





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