turn old wireless router to wireless/ethernet access point

March 22, 2012 at 12:54:48
Specs: Windows 7, 4Gb
I have two BThomehubs. One is connected to broadband and currently provides wireless around the house.

What i want to do is have the other wireless router upstairs at the other end of the house where the wireless signal is weakest to provide a network connection.

Is it possible and how do i do it, to set the other router as a wireless/ethernet access point? I've looked online for a similar solution and it says to connect the 2 routers with a network cable. The problem is, i don't want and haven't got a long enough cable to reach. Is it possible to do this wirelessly? I would like to use ethernet into router 2, connect that router to the other router using wireless so i can get an internet connection

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March 22, 2012 at 15:09:31
It is possible to connect two router by wireless providing the second router has bridge mode or client mode depending on what the manufacture calls it. All computer then must connect to that router by wire.

Or you connect the two routers by wire and and then computer can connect by wireless.

What you cannot do is connect the two router by wireless and then also have computers connect to it by wireless. If you want to do that what you need is a wireless repeater which is different thing altogether


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April 15, 2012 at 21:17:22
Yes the easiest way to do is via wireless repeater.

Although, what you thought can be done, only you need to run a Ethernet cable between two routers so that they can have connection to internet.


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April 16, 2012 at 06:58:13
Yep, you need to connect second router to main wireless router with network cable and then configure second router as access point as shown here.

If not, check out this wireless repeater to extend existing wireless network coverage wirelessly.

Hope this helps.

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