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    Connect two Routers Wirelessly to Extend network range

    This is a discussion on Connect two Routers Wirelessly to Extend network range within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Good evening everyone. I'm in a bit of a pickle here, recently moved into a new property, continuing my Sky ...

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      Connect two Routers Wirelessly to Extend network range

      Good evening everyone.

      I'm in a bit of a pickle here, recently moved into a new property, continuing my Sky Fibre Package.
      Unfortunately due to the placement of the Router half of us in the property are receiving abysmal wireless signal on our computers/laptops etc.

      I've read Scrubbie's guide on how to extend it using the Sky Hub (As I have a spare one SR102), however I was curious to find out if it were possible to do it wirelessly...

      So main router projects it's signal with the second router catching it and spreading it on...?

      Any ideas?

      Thank you everyone.
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      Re: Connect two Routers Wirelessly to Extend network range

      Don't know if you could flash a router with firmware to change it into a wireless extender but even a dedicated wireless extender like that supplied by Sky isn't that effective. It may improve the range but the throughput is reduced by half. Far better to extend using Ethernet. Powerline adaptors could be used if running a network cable is impracticable. I realise that you may want to put your redundant router to good use but if you do decide to invest in a pair of Powerline adaptor you might consider (for a small extra outlay) an adaptor that also doubles as a Wi-Fi access point.

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      Re: Connect two Routers Wirelessly to Extend network range

      Hey Seawright.

      Okay so what you're saying is that the range may be increased but the actual capabilities of connection will be less effective making it slightly redundant to do it.

      I guess i'll look into Powerline adaptors then and setting up another access point, I can't run another ethernet as it will run across the hallway. I'll also check out the adaptor to act as an access point - Could this be used multiple times across the house? I know my other housemate is struggling for signal.

      Thank you for your advice

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      Don't know if you could flash a router with firmware to change it into a wireless extender but even a dedicated wireless extender like that supplied by Sky isn't that effective. It may improve the range but the throughput is reduced by half. Far better to extend using Ethernet. Powerline adaptors could be used if running a network cable is impracticable. I realise that you may want to put your redundant router to good use but if you do decide to invest in a pair of Powerline adaptor you might consider (for a small extra outlay) an adaptor that also doubles as a Wi-Fi access point.

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      Re: Connect two Routers Wirelessly to Extend network range

      A Powerline adaptor can be located anywhere that there is a suitable power socket, extension leads are not recommended. If it is required to supply service in two different rooms and they don't share a common wall, it might be best to site it in a hallway or on a landing.

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      Re: Connect two Routers Wirelessly to Extend network range

      wifi extenders is another option I got the one supplied by sky many years ago and it works to fill blackspots in my house in the upstairs areas either use sky ones or commercially purchased ones it is possible to use more than 1 to spread signal over large house or provide thicker wall penetration

     

     

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