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How best to use wireless router as access point

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December 5, 2010 5:32:48 PM

I have a wireless n router that works great but doesn't have quite the range to give my Squeezebox in the basement the bandwidth it needs. So, I'd like to hook the wireless router to 50 feet of ethernet cable and place it in a part of the house that should give the basement a strong signal. What's the best (least expensive) way to do that?

Can I use an inexpensive wired router to hook the internet into and then run the cable to the wireless router from that?

Any suggestions and help greatly appreciated!
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December 6, 2010 11:37:26 AM

This may prove useful:

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1080


Incidentally, if your existing router supports WDS and you buy a similar model from the same brand you may be able to do the extension without wires. If you can put up with the ethernet cable though, that's likely to prove a quicker and more reliable way of linking the routers (and gives you the option of a cheap second router).
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December 7, 2010 1:39:47 AM

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This may prove useful:

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1080


Incidentally, if your existing router supports WDS and you buy a similar model from the same brand you may be able to do the extension without wires. If you can put up with the ethernet cable though, that's likely to prove a quicker and more reliable way of linking the routers (and gives you the option of a cheap second router).



Thanks! That looks like the solution I was looking for. I'll read through it but it looks pretty basic.

I appreciate the help!
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