Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, multiple routers on one internet connection in Technical; My house has many walls with concrete block and i have a hard time getting wifi in these rooms. I ...
18th January 2011, 10:02 PM #1
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multiple routers on one internet connection
My house has many walls with concrete block and i have a hard time getting wifi in these rooms. I have the verizon dsl that comes through the phone line so i was wondering if i could somehow put multiple routers on this one line. Thanks in advance!
18th January 2011, 10:06 PM #2
If you mean two routers connected separately simultaneously to the DSL line then no you can't but you could look at an additional wireless access point wired (or wirelessly) back to the router to give you better coverage.
The other thing you could try is those powerline adapters but I've never used them so don't know if they are up to much.
18th January 2011, 10:16 PM #3
power-line adapters Will work. something like this will do http://www.pcrush.com/product/Powerl...HD-Starter-Kit one of them u plug into your router and the other into a switch or another PC
18th January 2011, 10:16 PM #4
I use powerline adapters as the walls in my house are as thick as me. They work a treat and have solved all the problems I was having with wifi to a certain extent.
18th January 2011, 10:33 PM #5
Someone who's computers i fixed had the power-line adapters and they worked ok.
18th January 2011, 10:43 PM #6
You could use powerline, or even wifi-where-you-can to bridge between wifi access points. Its fairly hard to buy an access point these days on the consumer market - most have routers built in (probably what leads to your question) but you can get em - I used to have a pair bridging wired networks in a very old, tall house, for example. Some WAPS have a "repeater mode" including the belkin one I bought for my folks - but I do now have "belkin regret" so i'd advise you steer clear.
If this is just for internet access, you could also try 802.11a - you'll go down to 11Mbit/s but that may not matter, and 11a's wavelength has better benetrative properties than b or g.
19th January 2011, 12:48 AM #7
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Ok, I will take a look into the powerline. Thanks for all the help!
19th January 2011, 07:29 AM #8
You can configure the routers as gateways but then that would be a total waste of money - as you stated above get wireless access points or wireless bridges if you already have wireless access points - I try to keep the makes the same, so if you go with netgear then stick with them, same goes for any other make ie linksys, draytek etc etc
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