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    Need help extending my home network


    I need help to setup and extend my home network. Currently my network consists of a router and a wireless access point to extend the wifi signal. I am moving to a bigger house and after testing I found out that the best way is to set the router in the living room, the access point will go in the kitchen and I'll be adding a new access point in my bedroom.

    The thing is I have a couple of devices in my bedroom that uses Ethernet connection and do not support wifi and since I don't want to have cables running from the router in the living room to my bedroom, I was looking for a way to lets say have an access point/Ethernet bridge setup in my bedroom.

    My question is, is there a single device that can do the job where it extends the Wifi signal and also provide Ethernet ports or should I have a separate access point and a bridge? whats best way to achieve this?
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    Check out Powerline ethernet kits. Many MFGs make kits that extend your wifi signal and have a switch built in for additional ethernet ports.
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    Originally Posted by seack79
    Check out Powerline ethernet kits. Many MFGs make kits that extend your wifi signal and have a switch built in for additional ethernet ports.
    can you point me to one, been looking around for sometime. The one's with Wifi comes with only 1 ethernet port, and the ones with 2 or more ethernet ports do not have wifi.
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    If money isn't a huge concern, you could use the "powerline ethernet kit" method that seack79 mentioned and either:

    1) buy yourself another wireless router and turn off dhcp and use it as an AP [using only the ethernet ports on it, not the wan/internet port] which will usually give you 3-4 ethernet ports to use for devices [depending on the unit].
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    2)buy a network switch and an AP to connect to the powerline kit.

    those are the suggestions I can think of right now.
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    Originally Posted by DonR
    If money isn't a huge concern, you could use the "powerline ethernet kit" method that seack79 mentioned and either:

    1) buy yourself another wireless router and turn off dhcp and use it as an AP [using only the ethernet ports on it, not the wan/internet port] which will usually give you 3-4 ethernet ports to use for devices [depending on the unit].
    or,
    2)buy a network switch and an AP to connect to the powerline kit.

    those are the suggestions I can think of right now.
    Well, I was hoping to find this magical device that has everything in one container. Still hoping for someone to come and point me to one.
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    Here you go. Sorry, could only find kits with wifi and 1 Ethernet port built in. Simple fix though, just buy a cheap switch and plug it into the one Ethernet port on the wifi extender to give you additional ports.
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    Originally Posted by seack79
    Here you go. Sorry, could only find kits with wifi and 1 Ethernet port built in. Simple fix though, just buy a cheap switch and plug it into the one Ethernet port on the wifi extender to give you additional ports.
    Thanks, I guess its the only option I have..

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