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    Adding a second wireless router to home network

    This is a discussion on Adding a second wireless router to home network within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Originally Posted by Isitme You can do this quite easily. If they are close together the Sagem wireless should be ...

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      Re: Adding a second wireless router to home network

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      You can do this quite easily. If they are close together the Sagem wireless should be disabled.
      Many thanks; I'll give that a go later today.

      Cheers


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      Re: Adding a second wireless router to home network

      Hi Neil,

      Quote Originally Posted by neil101 View Post
      I have the Netgear wireless router (can't remember exactly which model) and I'd like to extend my network to allow access from my blu-ray player and a Slingbox I'm planning on buying. However, the Slingbox and blu-ray are in a different room to the router and thus plugging them in via ethernet isn't an option.

      Is it possible to add another wireless router to the network, which would in effect act as a hub for the blu-ray and Slingbox to connect to? I'm not sure how the DHCP client in the main router would handle assigning IP addresses to the items plugged into the second router.
      You need to set up a 'Bridge' by using a Wireless Access Point product. There are various ones around. Essentially they are a Hub and will allow you to connect wired network items to you wireless router. This 'Hub' connects to your router using the WiFi signal.

      One such product, among many more is the Netgear WG602 (available from Novatech for <50). There are several others available. I don't know first-hand if this product is compatible with your specific router, so I would recommend tat you read the user manual of both products before purchasing.

      Check the Netgear web site. It lists a variety of others there. You may find one with better speeds and security options, such as 802.11N.

      If any of my terms seem confusing (i.e. Hub), please check Wikipedia.

      Yours,
      Scubbie

      P.S. A hub is essentially a router without the ability to connect directly to the internet. Hubs come in both Wired and Wireless Network varieties. The Wireless variety normally have Wired Network port/s available as well as WiFi.

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      Re: Adding a second wireless router to home network

      I would just use a couple of homeplugs, much better and as good as ethernet.

     

     
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