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    Can i use a second router without a cat 5 link

    This is a discussion on Can i use a second router without a cat 5 link within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have a white SKY netgear router (no idea of model) and its in an extended part of the house ...

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      Can i use a second router without a cat 5 link

      I have a white SKY netgear router (no idea of model) and its in an extended part of the house so behind cavity and foil insulation walls. I have a second spare netgear SKY router (the one that looks like a mini Sky HD box). I have read numerous posts as to how i can get it to work elsewhere in my house but so far no luck. The closest I got was a signal but no actual internet connection.
      I need very simple advise please as to how to configure each router including:
      Does each router have the same name and password (currently set up as so)
      The second router im assuming needs to be plugged into a phone line
      Plus what settings does each router need? Can i flash one router with DD-Link etc to make it work?
      Help!!!!


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      Re: Can i use a second router without a cat 5 link

      You can only plug one adsl router into the line at any one time. You need to connect the 2nd router to the first router to allow it to act as a bridge/ access point and will also need to manually assign a 192.168.0.x IP address to it and turn off the DHCP function on the 2nd router.

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      Re: Can i use a second router without a cat 5 link

      is there no way to do it wirelessly or flash it for use wirelessly as its tricky to run cat5

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      Re: Can i use a second router without a cat 5 link

      or you could use powerline homeplugs, these turn your electrical wiring into ethernet data cables, if cat5 is not possible.
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