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Re: R6700 connect it to additional router? which router?

Yennta
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R6700 connect it to additional router? which router?

The modem is downstairs, the router is upstairs and is attached to the modem by an ethernet cable. But the living room downstairs can't reliable pick up the signal even with an expensive netgear wireless gadget that I set up to push the signal to downstairs devices (a computer, iphone, apple tv, etc. etc.).  My idea is to use an ethernet cable to go to another router downstairs which will broadcast wifi to downstairs devices. Any advice?

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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antinode
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Re: R6700 connect it to additional router? which router?

> Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

   Hardware version (plain/"v1", "v2", "v3")?  Firmware version?

> [...] an expensive netgear wireless gadget [...]

   Not a very detailed (or useful) description of anything.

> [...] downstairs devices (a computer, iphone, apple tv, etc. etc.).

   Are these all wireless devices, or are some wired?

> [...] My idea is to use an ethernet cable to go to another router
> downstairs which will broadcast wifi to downstairs devices. Any
> advice?

   I might put the router near the modem to serve the "downstairs
devices", and run a cable from there to a wireless access point
upstairs, which would serve the devices there.  Knowing nothing about
your "an expensive netgear wireless gadget", I could only guess if it
could be used as such a wireless access point, but it might be suitable.
Alternatively, practically any wireless router could be configured to
act as a WAP.

   For some details, visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your
router model number, and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.
Look for something like "Use the Router as a Wireless Access Point".
You might also fetch the User Manual for your "an expensive netgear
wireless gadget" (whatever that might be), and see what it says about
"access point".

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Re: R6700 connect it to additional router? which router?


@Yennta wrote:

My idea is to use an ethernet cable to go to another router downstairs which will broadcast wifi to downstairs devices. Any advice?


You don't want a second router. Look into the use of wifi extenders. 

 

Netgear has a whole range of these toys:

 

WiFi Range Extenders: Boost Your WiFi Range | NETGEAR

 

Plug in your needs, consider your budget and take your pick.

 

There are other makes, but it is usually easier to stick with one so that you can use the same apps and stuff to manage things.

 

In some cases, if you have things like smart TVs for example, it can be good idea to consider Powerline Ethernet.

 

Powerline Networking | Powerline Ethernet | NETGEAR

 

You can even buy this with a wifi access point at the far end.

Just another user.

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antinode
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Re: R6700 connect it to additional router? which router?

> [...] My idea is to use an ethernet cable [...]

> In some cases, if you have things like smart TVs for example, it can
> be good idea to consider Powerline Ethernet.

   In _which_ cases?  _Why_ would that be a "good idea"?  If the fellow
is willing "to use an ethernet cable", then how, exactly, would
"Powerline Ethernet" provide a better (cheaper/faster/whatever)
solution?  What's the benefit?

> You can even buy this with a wifi access point at the far end.

  You can even buy a wired device with a wireless access point at the
far end.  It's called a wireless access point.

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