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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.

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

@Xspye  thank you for the information.  Would appreciate if you can supply the brand and the  eBay seller's details for the power line extenders.

Many regards,

Chandu.

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

I've got a pair of TP link AV600s. It was a private sale rather than an eBay shop (they aren't selling anything at the moment!)

Just seen a similar set on Facebook marketplace for £15 for 4 power line adapters
chandu
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Re: Use spare plusnet hub one as a wireless WiFi extender / bridge

@Xspye Thank you very much for your information.  It is worth knowing what to look for.

Many regards,

Chandu.

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

@chandu 

Just bcause powerline units work in one property doesn't mean that they will definitely work for you, see https://community.plus.net/t5/Tech-Help-Software-Hardware-etc/Powerline-Unit-Performance/m-p/1607450...

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

@Baldrick1 

Thank you very much for the information on powerline usage's possible restrictions etc. It is much appreciated.

Many regards,

Chandu.