Solved once configured does router2 NEED to be connected to router1

April 18, 2014 at 13:04:15
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once configured does router 2 NEED to be physically connected to router 1 via ethernet cable? My Samsung smart TV downstairs (my Internet modem & router set up is upstairs at opposite end of house) does not get very strong signal, it comes & goes. I thought if I could connect an additional router to the TV it would receive the signal much stronger. If router 2 is directly connected to router 1 would I not still have the same signal strength problem due to obstacles (walls, floor, etc...) ?

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April 18, 2014 at 13:33:21
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You might consider using LAN over mains adapters…; and thus use only one router…?

These are modules which plug into mains sockets and enable to LAN to be carried around the whole house on the mains wiring…

You connect the router (cat-5/ethernet cable) to one module (plugged into an adjacent ac outlet; then plug in another module where ever you need to extend you LAN to…

In the UK we have Devolo (they were first I think and come from Germany); Netgear have a version; and there is also TP-Link.

The early versions were generally pretty good (I'm still using the second generation Devolo - 85Mbps - without any problems); but all makes now offer much faster speeds, and allow AV-signals to pass over OK as well.

They are inexpensive, and work more or less out of the box…

After you have connected the router to the first one (adjacent to the router), you can plug as many modules as you wish into other ac-mains outlets and you have multiple LAN access.

There are also wifi modules too; but I have no personal experience with those.

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April 18, 2014 at 15:24:34
Depending on where you live in the world you may call them power outlets.

The devices being referenced are also called homeplugs

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April 18, 2014 at 17:09:30
Thank you! I did find the answer to my original question under tips. I appreciate the advice. I will check into that as well!

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