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# 93529 23-Nov-2011 12:06
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Hi all

My old Linksys WAG200G modem/router is slowly giving up the ghost, so I'm looking to replace it with maybe the TP-Link TD-W8960N. The thing is, I think I might need to add a wireless access point at the other end of the house as the Linksys' signal was pretty pants down there.

As per the attached rough image below, I have a network cable running under the house from the Linksys that plugs directly into my PS3 in the lounge. If I were to get an AP down there, I'd want it to be fed off the network cable, plus still having the PS3 hard-connected.

In your humble opinion(s), would the move up to a 300Mbps n-wireless signal negate the need for extending the network by having an AP at the end of the network cable, or should I still get something there? If so, what would you recommend?

Note: I'm on a slim budget and would want to keep with TP-Link.

Cheers!






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  # 548877 23-Nov-2011 12:44
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As discussed over twitter, I suggested getting a 2nd wireless router and bridging it via lan connections (lan port in modem to lan port in 2nd router - 2nd router has dhcp/routing turned off).

See if anyone else comes up with a better idea, this is how I run my setup at home, but maybe there's better ways of doing things nowadays.




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  # 548878 23-Nov-2011 12:46
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oh, any reason you need a 2nd wireless at the connection point? A wired modem/router (no wireless) would be cheaper.




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  # 548881 23-Nov-2011 12:55
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davidcole: oh, any reason you need a 2nd wireless at the connection point? A wired modem/router (no wireless) would be cheaper.


Yeah, it would be cheaper but I just want to make sure I have wireless coverage throughout the whole house ;-)




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  # 548882 23-Nov-2011 12:58
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Yeah I've done the same. Originally I have both devices using the same SSID and same channel, but have since split them to two channels and 2 SSID's. Makes it easier to see when still stuck on the wrong one at the wrong end of the house.




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  # 548909 23-Nov-2011 14:29
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I suggest installing a master filter with an ADSL outlet in a more central part of the house, and another line from the modem to wherever you need Ethernet outlets in other rooms. Otherwise, there are TPLink accesspoints and range extenders available instead of another wireless router (not sure if price is any different but both can be configured as an AP), or just get a bigger antenna for your existing router that you can mount higher up on the wall.

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETTPL2408&name=TP-Link-TL-ANT2408C-2.4GHZ-8DBI-Indoor-Omni-Direct




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