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Can you add a second wireless router?

tjg13
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Can you add a second wireless router?

Recently upgraded to a Technicolour TG582n wireless router. Is it possible to add a second router to a wired network to get a wireless signal at other end of the house? If so what router would you recommend?
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VileReynard
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

Doesn't need to be a router - it just needs to be a Wireless Access Point.
Although, it might be cheaper to get a ADSL modem/router/wifi thing.
Things like DHCP and routing can be a bit tricky.
You might like to consider connecting the two ends of the house with home plugs, so using short bits of ethernet cable for everything.
That way, one router does everything.

scream
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

Your best bet is to get a wireless extender
Something like these; http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Netgear+Universal+W...
(that isn't a recommendation, just so you know what I mean)
The line wont work correctly with multiple routers, the only thing with wireless extenders or home plugs is that if they do cause issues or turn faulty, they'd need to be removed to make sure the line and broadband is ok and you would have to refer to the documentation or the manufacturer if they are at fault. Generally they shouldn't involve much setting up or setting adjustment in any case.
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

You can get Wireless Access Points cheaper that most of those prices in that link!
davidj66
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

Have to agree with 2nd post - buy a pair of Homeplugs - a friend and I spent a whole weekend trying to get  a wireless extender to work at his house- we ended up in the pub because we got so frustrated - we tried DHCP then fixed IPs - but nothing worked - I'm sure it can be done, but you have to be very careful with the purchase of the extender - if you decide to go that way, research on the Net first in depth to ensure that it will work with your particular router model!! Wink
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

Home Plugs are great, but in my opinion a little expensive. If you're happy to pay the price for a set of decent Home Plugs then you're fine as they are easy to set up and are very agile too.
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davidj66
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

A pair of Homeplugs are not much more than a wireless extender £35-£40 approx.
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

Now you can also get these http://www.powerethernet.com/product/description.html albeit a touch more expensive.

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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

Quote from: Chris
Home Plugs are great, but in my opinion a little expensive.

Oh yeah?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-PA211KIT-200Mbps-Powerline-Ethernet/dp/B004INVKP4/ref=pd_bxgy_com... (note that the £33.99 price for the pair includes free delivery)
I bought a pair a while ago and when I recently replaced the TV with a Vierra enabled internet TV bought a third. Had absolutely no issues with them whatsoever (and that includes one which is on the end of a long extension lead).
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tjg13
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

Thank you all for your suggestions. Will investigate the various options.
VileReynard
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

It of course depends what you think is expensive, but I would much rather go for the home plugs than a wireless extender personally more for ease than anything as they are so easy to set up and work perfectly.
Chris Pettitt
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

I have a wired draytek and have recently fitted 2 WAP to create a wireless bridge for my sky box. It works perfectly ok but for greater speed home plugs would be fine.
grudkin
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Re: Can you add a second wireless router?

It is possible!
See the article HERE.