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Billy ray

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Hell no
Is there such a think as an access point unit/device that has ethernet points (as well as distributing a wifi signal) ?

My situation – i have my main router in a metal box in a cupboard, hence its wifi signal is pretty terrible.
But my house is wired and as such, at the far end of the house and in the central lounge i have two routers i am using as access points, with wifi access from both, and in the case of the lounge one, i also use the ethernet ports to connect my tv and foxtel box .

The lounge one is very old and the wifi signal no longer working well – but the ethernet ports are fine.
So i could grab a newer router and replace the lounge one, replacing like for like essentially.

Or, is there such a thing as an access point device i could replace it with, delivering both a wifi signal and at least 2 ethernet ports?
any suggestions?
 

dav3

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As far as I'm aware you just need a wifi router that does bridge mode, otherwise if you feel the need to completely upgrade Netgear do some mesh kits that allow for a wired backhaul
 

Billy ray

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Hell no
As far as I'm aware you just need a wifi router that does bridge mode, otherwise if you feel the need to completely upgrade Netgear do some mesh kits that allow for a wired backhaul
Yep going to get a deco m9 and replace the dodgy old router im using as an access point. This has an extra lan port so i can run a switch off it for my hardwired tv and fox box. And of course it will do wi fi.
 

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Jafa

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Absolutely.

Check out Mikrotik. Duxtel are the main distributor here in Australia.

Something like this perhaps.
 

aussiefooty

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Is there such a think as an access point unit/device that has ethernet points (as well as distributing a wifi signal) ?

My situation – i have my main router in a metal box in a cupboard, hence its wifi signal is pretty terrible.
But my house is wired and as such, at the far end of the house and in the central lounge i have two routers i am using as access points, with wifi access from both, and in the case of the lounge one, i also use the ethernet ports to connect my tv and foxtel box .

The lounge one is very old and the wifi signal no longer working well – but the ethernet ports are fine.
So i could grab a newer router and replace the lounge one, replacing like for like essentially.

Or, is there such a thing as an access point device i could replace it with, delivering both a wifi signal and at least 2 ethernet ports?
any suggestions?
Can you move the metal one out of the cupboard or is it stuck there?
Ask your isp to create some ethernet ports
 

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