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    Can i connect three routers

    This is a discussion on Can i connect three routers within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi Guys,I'm new to the forum and am looking for some help. I have a Sky Hub router connected to ...

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      Can i connect three routers

      Hi Guys,I'm new to the forum and am looking for some help. I have a Sky Hub router connected to the master socket in the living room.The problem is that my tv,desktop and the Sky+ HD box is quite far away from the router. I do not want to run an Lan cable from the router to these devices but i would like to connect them to internet.

      I have a spare Sky Hub and one more Netgear JWNR2000 router. Is it possible to connect the second router to the main Sky router and make it like an access point.I would then like to connect the third router to the second router via wireless. I can then ideally place the third router near the Sky+ HD box and connect it to the router via a LAN cable.

      I did search this forum and Google for "how to's" for this and i found few articles but not specific to my requirement.If someone has done this kind of setup before or has knowledge of how to do it,please do help me.

      Thank You.


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      Re: Can i connect three routers

      Hi. Take a look at this thread: How to connect two Routers together

      It involves connecting the routers together via a Cat 5e cable or using homeplugs.

      The hubs don't support wireless bridging, so that option is not available to you I'm afraid. If you want to extend your wireless range, you can either connect via the homeplugs and keep the WLAN turned on, or buy a homeplug with wireless built-in.

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      Re: Can i connect three routers

      ....but then you might as well connect the sky boxes by cable to the main router. Routers generally are not able to act a wireless bridges as already said (though not certain about the Netgear). Either homeplugs or buy a couple of cheap wireless bridges (can be got for about 25 each, I use a Edimax EW-7228apn). But then you might as well buy a wireless adapter from Sky as it is cheaper.

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      Re: Can i connect three routers

      Quote Originally Posted by 800ster View Post
      ....but then you might as well connect the sky boxes by cable to the main router. Routers generally are not able to act a wireless bridges as already said (though not certain about the Netgear). Either homeplugs or buy a couple of cheap wireless bridges (can be got for about 25 each, I use a Edimax EW-7228apn). But then you might as well buy a wireless adapter from Sky as it is cheaper.

      Some can...

      For example

      TP-Link TL-WR702N Nano Router. | Dragon's Blog I'd reccomend something with more ports but it's definately possible the one in the blog post is currently connecting a friends sky box to their broadband (Actully did suggest to them they ask sky about the free wireless connector offer)

     

     

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