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Topic # 54897 22-Dec-2009 19:16
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Hey,

I have a bach which has 2 seperate house units, but both use the same phone number. i have a wireless modem in one of the house units but the reception in the other one is crap. i do have another wireless modem and was wondering if i can set it up in the other unit? any help will be much appreciated.

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  Reply # 284691 22-Dec-2009 19:48
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Nipqer: I have a bach which has 2 seperate house units, but both use the same phone number. i have a wireless modem in one of the house units but the reception in the other one is crap. i do have another wireless modem and was wondering if i can set it up in the other unit? any help will be much appreciated.


The second wireless modem may support being put into a repeater mode, this will boost the signal to your second unit.

Alternatively, if you are just browsing the internet, I would drop the wireless from 802.11g to just 802.11b.  It is slower but has much better range than g or n.




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  Reply # 284700 22-Dec-2009 20:35
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Disagree on the dropping back to B mode being better. N has totally outperformed B or G in every situation I have tried it in for both range and thruput.

First thing I would try is an outdoor antenna on the router pointed at the other place. May harm indoor coverage at the place with the ADSL connection but that can be solved with a second AP indoors there.




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  Reply # 285048 24-Dec-2009 21:24
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how could i put the second modem in repeater mode?

the first modem is a Thompson TG585 (shipped with connection) the other modem is a d-link G604T.
i just talked to telecom and they said you couldnt use 2 modems on 1 phone line. please tell me i can.

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  Reply # 285049 24-Dec-2009 21:47
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You can't use them both on the phone line. In addition to the other ways mentioned, you could connect both modems together with Ethernet cables. How far is it between both places?



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  Reply # 285050 24-Dec-2009 21:55
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its a good 20 or 30 metres. how much would it cost for a ethernet cable of that length?
i would prefer a wireless approach if possible as itd be kinda ugly having a cable running between the places, is that possible?

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  Reply # 285058 24-Dec-2009 22:31
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well, you would have to set up the other router/modem to extend the wireless network, as has already been mentioned. To set it in repeater mode, have a look in the manual

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  Reply # 285060 24-Dec-2009 22:35
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Nipqer: the first modem is a Thompson TG585 (shipped with connection) the other modem is a d-link G604T. i just talked to telecom and they said you couldnt use 2 modems on 1 phone line. please tell me i can.


You can't use two modems on one line, you would use one modem, and get the other to repeat or extend the wireless signal so it is stronger in the second unit.

That D-link modem doesn't seem to support repeater mode, you would need to purchase another unit such as this one.




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  Reply # 285062 24-Dec-2009 22:46
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Hardly any routers with a adsl modem in them support repeater mode. May not even be able to bridge it into the existing AP if it doesnt do WDS.

Cable is the best bet. How does the phone cable get in?

Otherwise if they share a power supply and are on the same phase as the other place the ethernet over power units may work for you, depending on how much other crap is plugged in. Being a batch I would imagine not much electronic stuff there to polute the powerline so they should work ok.




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  Reply # 285095 25-Dec-2009 05:48
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the phone cable runs through the ground.
what the hell is ethernet over power? we do have a fair bit of stuff plugged in (fridge in each unit, tv in one, washing machine and dryer in one, stereos in each...) would i need to get new modems for it?

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  Reply # 285097 25-Dec-2009 07:36
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Power over Ethernet
Would only work if the houses are on the same power supply.
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=NETNCMNP285

Putting an ethernet cable between the two places should cost less than $100 if you do it yourself.
excluding the price of a wireless router for the other house

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  Reply # 285295 26-Dec-2009 19:55
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id really prefer not to spend much money...
anyone know if theres custom firmware floating around that i can flash the d-link modem with to enable a repeater or WDS mode?

otherwise where could i buy lengths of ethernet cable?

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