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Use spare plusnet hub one as a wireless WiFi extender / bridge

JohnnyPP
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Use spare plusnet hub one as a wireless WiFi extender / bridge

Hi all,
I'm of limited technical knowledge, especially in this field, however I like to learn. I've recently acquired a new plusnet hub one router and wondered whether I can make use of old plusnet hub one to better spread my WiFi around my house? I've watched several videos and read some articles but still remain a little unclear. I don't want to connect my routers via ethernet cable, this isn't practical I wondered whether they could work wirelessly for the 'spare' router to pick up and push WiFi signal further round the house? If not I think power line extenders are my next step. Thanks in advance for any advice given.
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MisterW
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Re: Use spare plusnet hub one as a wireless WiFi extender / bridge

I don't want to connect my routers via ethernet cable, this isn't practical I wondered whether they could work wirelessly for the 'spare' router to pick up and push WiFi signal further round the house? If not I think power line extenders are my next step.

Its not possible to connect them wirelessly I'm afraid. If an ethernet cable is not an option, then connecting via a pair of powerline extenders would be possible, although some powerline extenders can be bought with built in wireless access points and may be a simpler option.

Xspye
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Re: Use spare plusnet hub one as a wireless WiFi extender / bridge

I recently used a cheap pair of power line extenders for this very purpose and it worked a treat. They were older ethernet versions from eBay for £5 - but have increased coverage brilliantly..