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winsor
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Registered: ‎01-31-2010
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Wired 'net access, not close to router

Hi,

 

I'm wondering if someone can help.  We have FIOS and are running wireless through the Actiontec router.  Everything there works fine.  The problem is we recently purchased a new entertainment center and it comes with a wired inetnet access point - no wireless.  The problem is it is too far away from our router to readily run a cat-5 cable to it.  I've looked into bridging to the Actiontec, but it doesn't seem to support that. 

 

Is there a device that acts as a simple wireless client but has an RJ45 connection on it?  A device that can connect to the coax (as I understand that the ONT box is what is actually acting as the modem - the Actiontec box is simply a router and wireless access point) that will function as a 2nd router and connect?

 

Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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viafax999
Posts: 1,713
Registered: ‎11-10-2009
Device: Chromecast tv phone
Plan: Digital Voice, 75/35
Location: Westford MA
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Re: Wired 'net access, not close to router

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Google wireless extender or wireless range extender and make your pick.

or

Get an old Linksys Wrt54g and hack the firmware to change it to an extender - you can find info on the internet on how to do this and what software you need to download.  You need to make sure the router is a specific rev level or newer for this to work but this is a considerably cheaper solution that buying a real wireless extender.

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Arthurlw
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎01-11-2010
Device: Actiontec MI424WR
Plan: FIOS Triple Freedom
Location: Texas

Re: Wired 'net access, not close to router

Well, there's this here method....

 

Can I get an ethernet connection in a room with only coax? (#15984)

 

See this FAQ at:  http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking

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JKennedy
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎11-01-2008
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
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Re: Wired 'net access, not close to router

How is a wireless extender going to help with a wired only device?

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JKennedy
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Registered: ‎11-01-2008
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
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Re: Wired 'net access, not close to router

Running Cat5 isn't as difficult as it usually seems to be.  Residetial can be tricky, but it's not always as tricky as you'd think.

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viafax999
Posts: 1,713
Registered: ‎11-10-2009
Device: Chromecast tv phone
Plan: Digital Voice, 75/35
Location: Westford MA
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Re: Wired 'net access, not close to router

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JKennedy wrote:

How is a wireless extender going to help with a wired only device?


 

You get a wireless extender with an ethernet port on it, that's the norm.

 

Could always consider powerline extenders, though I've never heard anything really good about them.  However every room has power sockets.

 

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Hubrisnxs
Posts: 5,517
Registered: ‎07-22-2009
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Re: Wired 'net access, not close to router


Arthurlw wrote:

Well, there's this here method....

 

Can I get an ethernet connection in a room with only coax? (#15984)

 

See this FAQ at:  http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking


In my opinion this is the best way,  those actiontec's are cheap on ebay, and then you're hardwired vs wireless.  I try to do as little wireless as possible

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spacedebris
Posts: 1,692
Registered: ‎05-17-2009

Re: Wired 'net access, not close to router

Another option is to use EOP (Ethernet over power). This is a device that comes with two units. Unit 1 plugs into an electrical outlet near the router and you run Ethernet from it to the router. Unit 2 plugs into the electrical near your entertainment center and you run an Ethernet cable from it to the entertainment center. Then the connection from the router to your center is connected via the electrical wiring in your house. Better than wireless, not quite as good as a direct hardwire but it is a good compromise.




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