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I recently moved to a large old house with thick stone walls and my trusty old 2 aerial belkin wireless modem router is struggling. I have the router in the kitchen downstairs in the middle of the house and the computer upstairs is having trouble connecting or the signal is very very weak and keep disconnecting.  Should I buy another router or can I daisy chain them as I have another newer single aerial belkin router that I dont use.
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tryokane earned 450 total points
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i love power networking, please try power over lan products like
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HomePlug_Powerline_Alliance
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Sounds interesting, how would this work with my existing router?
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by:Maximos1984
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if the rooms are at the same side of the house try placing the kitchen router near the window and place the other router upstairs near the window also and configure it to recieve insted of broadcasting (client) and it wil work.. or you should buy an omni.. wich is connected to the router broadcasting port and hence extending the range and power of broadcasting.
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by:tryokane
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well i think nowadays they come in a pair, you plug one of your lan cables to the device and plug it to your power point, and at the other end at any part of your house you plug in another one of the device and plug in ur lan cable, you can link it a hub or just a computer and you'll have internet there, it's pretty more reliable then your wireless which is more easily weaken by interference. You need to be using a single power box though i guess that's the limitation, i have heard that interference could be caused by fan which produces a lot of noise as well. But so far i don't really have much problem with the 85mb ones but i do have with the 200mbps ones when i use more than one pair.
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Well guys I am going to try to get my spare belkin router to work as a receiver as this would save me the hassle of buying some homeplugs, but if this doesn't work I will defo try the homeplugs.
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I tried using my other belkin router as a wireless bridge, my main 2 aerial belkin router didn't have wireless bridging in the software but my single aerial newer belkin router did so I set up that as the main access point with the internet going into it then according to belkin i needed to put the WLAN MAC address into the first router and it would be set up, problem is belkin said the WLAN MAC address would be printed on the bottom of the second router and would start with 0030BD and then continue with other letters and numbers, thing is the second router has the addresses on it WLAN MAC, WAN MAC and LAN MAC and the only address that doesn't start 0030BD is the WLAN MAC address, I did put that number into the first router but nothing happened.
So although I would like to get the wireless bridging working I have ordered a pair of homeplugs to solve the problem quickly.
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