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    Trying to connect Xbox to 2nd router/accesspoint using powerline plugs - Problems!!!

    This is a discussion on Trying to connect Xbox to 2nd router/accesspoint using powerline plugs - Problems!!! within the Technical discussion forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Hi, I would be grateful for any help on this as I have tried for days without success. My problem ...

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      Trying to connect Xbox to 2nd router/accesspoint using powerline plugs - Problems!!!

      Hi, I would be grateful for any help on this as I have tried for days without success.

      My problem is that my son will not turn off his xbox at night. To get around this I want to connect the Xbox to an old netgear router that I am using as an access point to extend wireless coverage, so that I can use the parental controls on the netgear as the ones in the Sky Sagem are not adequate. Also, I can disconnect the Netgear at a certain time if necessary and if this is the only way the xbox can connect it will have to go offline then!

      Current set up is : Sky Sagem router wired to powerline plug downstairs. Powerline plug in next room wired to Netgear access point.

      This works fine and extends wireless coverage meaning that devices can connect wirelessly to whichever router provides best signal in the area.

      The problem is that son insists xbox has to connect through a powerline plug not wirelessly. When the 2nd router and powerline are plugged in the Xbox wont connect. However, when the 2nd router and powerline plug are removed the Xbox connects perfectly via the powerline plug to the Sky router.

      Any suggestions on how to get it working as I would like it to, with the Xbox only connecting via the powerline plugs to the 2nd router.

      Thanks


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      Re: Trying to connect Xbox to 2nd router/accesspoint using powerline plugs - Problems!!!

      Various members have reported that the performance is poorer when connecting the Xbox (and PS3) via WiFi.

      You could connect the Xbox via an Ethernet cable to the 2nd router.

      Personally I would be inclined to lock the Xbox away for a week if he can't turn it off at night. Perhaps stick it in the car and take it to work if he is likely to force the location open when you aren't around.

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      Trying to connect Xbox to 2nd router/accesspoint using powerline plugs - Problems!!!

      My son won't turn his Xbox off I just remove the power pack or take the controllers. Sorted

     

     

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