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Add a wi-fi connection


MrNewName

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Here is the situation:

5 story house

I have BT infinity connection with modem /router on ground floor. Wireless signal can be picked up easily until second floor. Third and fourth floors have very poor signal so I have run a cable from modem to top floor - completely hidden so no issues there.

On the top floor I have a Netgear network switch FS605 running three cables into three rooms. All works fine.

What I want now is to replace the Netgear switch with one that also offers a wi-fi connection so that my iPhone / iPad can connect via wi-fi on the top floor. I still need the wired capability.

Can anyone recommend one for me please? Home Network Plugs are not an option as the top two floors are on a different circuit for some reason.

Thanks for any advice and I'd appreciate solutions to be as fool-proof as possible; adding the Netgear switch was no problem and hopefully replacing it with a wireless enabled one will be equally straightforward.

Many thanks.

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Strawballs

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If your adding a router to the network you won't need another one with built in Modem that is why I said a cable router.

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difarn

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Hi - just came upon this article (via Daily Telegraph technical page) which may interest you. Gives step by step, very clear, instructions on how to set up a wireless access point (daisy chain) in a situation that sounds like your own.

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MrNewName

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Thanks again; very useful article which sums up my situation pretty well!

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Kennew

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I Recommend you to buy a wireless Range Extender.

You don't need any cables from your primary Router(MODEM/Router) to this Extender.

You can place this Extender on 2nd floor which extends the Range of your Primary Router to the top floor.

Range Extender also supports upto 4 wired devices.

Refer to Belkin Wireless Range Extender Model : f9k1106

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