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Using two Thomson Gateway Routers to extend network?

chuffchuff
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Using two Thomson Gateway Routers to extend network?

I have two Thomson Gateway Routers, one that very efficiently runs the internet to my pc and another
Thomson sitting boxed in my cupboard.
Is it possible to setup the second Thomson in another part of the house
so that I can increase the signal strength throughout the house and use an
iPad to access  a cctv camera in the garden via the second router?
I do not want to record any images, I merely wish to keep an eye on the garden.
I have electrical power already installed in the garden via armoured cable and an
outdoor (electrical) box & socket all installed by qualified electricians.
Thanks.
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Re: Using two Thomson Gateway Routers to extend network?

You would really need a powerline adaptor to bring the ethernet to the router, or run an ethernet cable to the garden.
Then change the ip of the 2nd router, disable dhcp/dns. Plug the ethernet in to one of the ports (1-4) and set the wifi to the same ssid/password/channel as the first and bobs your aunt's husband. Or use a powerline wifi unit.
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Re: Using two Thomson Gateway Routers to extend network?