Solved Extend Desktop switch with WIFI for iPad (Post 2)

December 7, 2014 at 21:52:42
Specs: Imac & HP + a IPad, i76gb
Here is my origin thread http://www.computing.net/answers/ne...

I want to extend the WI-FI range from the router to feed further. Too many walls. My router is too far and too many walls in-between. Have a IMac set up on one end of the router thats far away. I'd like to put in a desk-top switch but I like to know is there one that gives off WI-FI too so I can run iPad also off same router hook up.


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December 8, 2014 at 05:38:44
If you have a wired connection from where you wish to put an additional wireless device to your existing router, I'd go with a wired solution.

You could easily add another wireless capable SOHO router that has 4 LAN ports. This would give you more wired connections and extend the wireless. You could then configure the wireless on the second router exactly like on the first (same SSID and encryption key).

If you need info on how to do this, click on my name above in my reply and read my how-to guide on adding a second router to your LAN. You'll want to use the scenario wherein you interconnect the two routers LAN port to LAN port

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



#1
December 8, 2014 at 00:32:33
You can consider buying a Wi-Fi extender (sometimes called repeater) to increase the range of your router.

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#2
December 8, 2014 at 00:48:37
Do I have to replace my router with a range extender to get better WI-FI?

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#3
December 8, 2014 at 01:26:11
Not necessarily,

Can you move the router at all? Is it in a central location in your home?


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#4
December 8, 2014 at 05:13:27
You don't need to replace your router. You can read the article below, it gives detailed information about wireless extenders.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,281...

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December 8, 2014 at 05:38:44
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If you have a wired connection from where you wish to put an additional wireless device to your existing router, I'd go with a wired solution.

You could easily add another wireless capable SOHO router that has 4 LAN ports. This would give you more wired connections and extend the wireless. You could then configure the wireless on the second router exactly like on the first (same SSID and encryption key).

If you need info on how to do this, click on my name above in my reply and read my how-to guide on adding a second router to your LAN. You'll want to use the scenario wherein you interconnect the two routers LAN port to LAN port

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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