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Topic # 95515 6-Jan-2012 15:05
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Hi,

We have a telstra clear cable. Our router wifi is in the other end of the house, and im getting really crappy connection for my xbox 360. We dont want to move it all, or run another cable. Their is already one 30m cable going to the from the router to my pc. Im looking into using another router to 'boost' the connection, or just repeat it. The current router that is being used is the belkin playmax. I want to use the dlink by using the 30m cable and plugging it into the dlink internet port from the playmax, but it doesnt seem to work... I don't really know too much about changing ip etc.  

Modem -> Playmax (Wireless too) -> Dlink DIR-300
                     

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  Reply # 565436 6-Jan-2012 17:07
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If you already have a 30m cable running to a PC and using the Xbox nearby with wireless, why not share the wired LAN cable with a cheap ethernet switch. Wireless can be laggy if you have other wireless accesspoints/repeaters in the area, so not ideal for an Xbox.

Even better, run a couple of cables from a RJ45 jackpoint near the modem to jackpoints where the PC and Xbox are, then it stays tidy and you just plug in whatever you need to.




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  Reply # 565451 6-Jan-2012 17:50
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Hi, run the DIR-300 in bridge mode, this means connecting it to one of the Playmax LAN ports via your 30m cable and via a LAN port not the WAN port of the DIR-300. Also turn the DHCP server off in the DIR-300 and ideally set the LAN IP address and subnet to be within the Playmax's subnet (but not its DHCP pool) to make it easier to administer.

Set the DIR-300 to have a different Wireless channel to the plamax, to prevent interference use channels 1,6,11 for both units, ie playmax on 1, DIR on 6 or 11. You can give both units the same SSID and WPA key and clients will roam between freely.

Cyril

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  Reply # 565487 6-Jan-2012 19:32
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My belkin 600HD (or something to that effect) has a setting that turns it into an access point only, ran a cable to it and it became a 3 port switch(as one port goes to the dlink 685) and wifi hotspot. i didnt have to set anything up other than this but it sounds like you want to do the opposite.

good luck. 



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  Reply # 565573 6-Jan-2012 22:58
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webwat: If you already have a 30m cable running to a PC and using the Xbox nearby with wireless, why not share the wired LAN cable with a cheap ethernet switch. Wireless can be laggy if you have other wireless accesspoints/repeaters in the area, so not ideal for an Xbox.

Even better, run a couple of cables from a RJ45 jackpoint near the modem to jackpoints where the PC and Xbox are, then it stays tidy and you just plug in whatever you need to.


Where may I get one of these ethernet switches? And how much do you think they would be?

Thanks  

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  Reply # 565595 6-Jan-2012 23:48
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Where may I get one of these ethernet switches? And how much do you think they would be?

Thanks  


Dick Smith
http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XH8258/5-port-10-100mbps-switch will do.

or From PB Tech
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=SWHDLK0112&name=D-LINK-DES-1005D-Desktop-Switch-for-home--SOHO-5-P

David. 

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