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Using wireless repeater to my wired advantage

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January 15, 2014 2:04:11 PM

So, about a month ago, I finished building my first PC (It's really cool :D ). However, I've realized that a wireless connection can render the whole computer pointless if I don't get that good of a connection. With a 13 ms ping, 30 upload and 25 download, my wireless specs aren't terrible. However, my friend just got a new router that gets a 4 ms ping, 300 upload and 60 download. Mine pales in comparison. I centralize my router in the living room of my house (family members have laptops and phones and stuff). I, however, game in my room (other floor). I've got a wireless extender about 15 feet away from my computer, but it's through a thick wall, so that does slow down the connection. The problem is, I have no idea how the cables of my Internet run through my house (most of the ethernet ports in the wall are dead). The Wireless repeater has 5 ethernet cable ports, and 3 are being used. Is it possible to, in some way, split the wireless signal running to the repeater and have one side run to the repeater and the other to my computer? Or, maybe plug an ethernet cable into the repeater? Thanks!
January 15, 2014 2:17:13 PM

I am not sure what you mean but your upload and download figures look confused. What ISP are you using and what country are you in? Are the Repeater and Extender the same bit of hardware and assuming I am following what you are trying to ask then, no you won't be able to split signal on a basic bit of kit and yes most likely you will be able to plug in an Ethernet cable.
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January 15, 2014 5:47:55 PM

jamesmcuk said:
I am not sure what you mean but your upload and download figures look confused. What ISP are you using and what country are you in? Are the Repeater and Extender the same bit of hardware and assuming I am following what you are trying to ask then, no you won't be able to split signal on a basic bit of kit and yes most likely you will be able to plug in an Ethernet cable.


I am sure that's what my speedtest said. I have Optimum, and live in the US. The repeater and extender are the same, I apologise if I worded the above paragraph poorly. So what you're saying is there aren't any companies that make a power-strip like product for ethernet cables? And also, it is possible to plug my ethernet cable to my repeater to get interney access from it?
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