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[Sorted!] Network extension

 
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sl23



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: [Sorted!] Network extension Reply with quote

I think it best to describe my setup first then explain what I wanted to do.

Currently my router is by my front door around 20meters from my living room. It's not possible to cable the route. I have a PC in my living room without wifi capability but has an ethernet socket. I also have two standard Sky routers. One router is plugged into the telephone socket for which I use the wireless on my laptop.

However I wondered if it were possible using my existing equipment to setup the second router in my living room as a bridge to connect to the first router wirelessly and then I could connect an ethernet cable from router2 to the PC in my living room.

I hope I've explained that clearly enough! I tried googling but nothing much help came up from the three searches I did. Though I learned what 'bridging' is Smile

Thanks

Scott
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it may be possible, it depends really on the capabilities of the routers. By default most routers can do it, but Sky may have restricted the firmware on yours in an attempt to limit support calls
All you can do is log in and see what options you get
What models are they?
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sl23



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. Thanks Jon.

Not too sure on the model number, it's a Sagemcom router if that helps. Can't find the model number. I have access to the router settings but nothing in there about model, both the same bog standard sky routers. I've looked through the settings in the hope something sprung to mind about what I want to do but I'm unsure so didn't touch anything.

EDIT:
Found the model number:
System Details
Manufacturer Sagemcom
Model Number F@ST2504n
Firmware Version 6.14.2a4N_UNI
ADSL Firmware Version A2pD035g.d23j1
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently the firmware for these routers doesn't support what I want to do so I need another solution - wireless dongle has been suggested.

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