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    2nd router on line for PS3

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      Question 2nd router on line for PS3

      Hi ,

      I have a PS3 which I want to connect wired not wireless. My sky netgear router is downstairs which is connected wireless to my laptop.

      But I now want to connect my PS3 which is upstairs, to the internet wired through another router.

      Is it possible to connect another router to my phoneline upstairs? So therefore having 2 routers on the same broadband connection.

      Thanks in advance for any replies.

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      Re: 2nd router on line for PS3

      Is it possible to connect another router to my phoneline upstairs? So therefore having 2 routers on the same broadband connection.
      Not at the same time. You could turn one off though I suppose when you wanted to use the other.

      Pretty positive you could get the two routers talking to each other, whilst only one is connected. I'll leave someone technical to explain how though.




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      Re: 2nd router on line for PS3

      It may be possible to use the router upstairs as a switch or hub on your LAN by simply leaving the WAN (phone line) disconnected on the upstairs router. You will have to run an Ethernet cable (Cat 5 or Cat 5e) from the Sky router downstairs and connect it to the router upstairs. Connect the PS3 to another port on the upstairs router.

      If the upstairs router won't work as a switch then see if it has an uplink button or try using a crossover cable between the sky router and the upstairs router.

      You will probably say that you don't want to go to the trouble of running an Ethernet cable from downstairs to upstairs and if you did then you would use it to connect directly to the PS3. However I have extensively wired my house with Cat5 and it is very flexible to have a switch or hub both downstairs and upstairs for connecting extra ad-hoc devices.

      If your telephone extension wiring has 2 twisted pairs then you should be able to use this wiring instead of Cat 5 but make sure the cable really is twisted and of course you will have to terminate the cable ends by crimping on some RJ45 connectors.

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      Re: 2nd router on line for PS3

      An easy solution would be to use Homeplugs, see here for info (it's an xbox site but the principles are identical).

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      Re: 2nd router on line for PS3

      Quote Originally Posted by Warfield View Post
      It may be possible to use the router upstairs as a switch or hub on your LAN by simply leaving the WAN (phone line) disconnected on the upstairs router. You will have to run an Ethernet cable (Cat 5 or Cat 5e) from the Sky router downstairs and connect it to the router upstairs. Connect the PS3 to another port on the upstairs router.

      If the upstairs router won't work as a switch then see if it has an uplink button or try using a crossover cable between the sky router and the upstairs router.

      You will probably say that you don't want to go to the trouble of running an Ethernet cable from downstairs to upstairs and if you did then you would use it to connect directly to the PS3. However I have extensively wired my house with Cat5 and it is very flexible to have a switch or hub both downstairs and upstairs for connecting extra ad-hoc devices.

      If your telephone extension wiring has 2 twisted pairs then you should be able to use this wiring instead of Cat 5 but make sure the cable really is twisted and of course you will have to terminate the cable ends by crimping on some RJ45 connectors.
      you should also look for a bridged mode setting and turn off DHCP on the "Upstairs" router.

     

     

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