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Windows 7: Wireless Extender


25 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 
Wireless Extender

Hi guys,

i am just wondering if i would be able to use a wireless extender that is directly wired into a router via home plug network ports, if that makes sense.

Basically i live in a really old house where all the wall are brick, and the wireless signal doesnt reach my room, so i am using netgears home plugs so i can get a wired connection upstairs. i have a network switch under my desk so i can have my xbox and pc plugged in along with a couple of other devices (media pc and blu-ray player) and connected so i dont have to keep switching but i would like a connect my work laptop to the network at the same time, and am just wondering, if i plug a wireless extender into the switch would it emit a wireless signal?

Thanks in advance

Toby


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25 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Apprentrice5 View Post
Hi guys,

i am just wondering if i would be able to use a wireless extender that is directly wired into a router via home plug network ports, if that makes sense.

Basically i live in a really old house where all the wall are brick, and the wireless signal doesnt reach my room, so i am using netgears home plugs so i can get a wired connection upstairs. i have a network switch under my desk so i can have my xbox and pc plugged in along with a couple of other devices (media pc and blu-ray player) and connected so i dont have to keep switching but i would like a connect my work laptop to the network at the same time, and am just wondering, if i plug a wireless extender into the switch would it emit a wireless signal?

Thanks in advance

Toby
I believe that would work yes, we usually call it a wireless access point when it's done through Ethernet.

A dedicated access point would be easier to set up rather than using another router. The one below has a simple switch for A/P or bridge mode. Just connect the switch to a LAN port on the A/P, setting up the wireless is easily accessed by typing dlinkap into the URL of your browser.

You would also get 3 more Ethernet ports once it's plugged in. The link below shows a good example.

Amazon.com: D-Link DAP-1522 Extreme 4-Port Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless-N Bridge/Access Point: Electronics
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25 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Thanks for the assist chev, however im on a very tight budget due to my wages and was looking at something abit like this:

Tenda Wireless-N150 Access Point / Router / Extender | Ebuyer.com

Hope the link works first time usign one lol
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26 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Apprentrice5 View Post
Thanks for the assist chev, however im on a very tight budget due to my wages and was looking at something abit like this:

Tenda Wireless-N150 Access Point / Router / Extender | Ebuyer.com

Hope the link works first time usign one lol
Looks good and cheap, hopefully it will work well for you.
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04 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Just a quick update, all works fine, now have full wireless signal in my room and an extra 4 ports

thanks or the help chev
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