Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Router Positioning


  • Please log in to reply

#1
jwardy07

jwardy07

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 85 posts
Hi i have a problem. Basically my router is near my front door (the only telephone line connection), and my room is at the back of the house. The computers in the house are connected wirelessly to this router. But i have the problem of a poor signal to my computer and therefore want the router in my bedroom. For two reasons, i want my computer to be connected to the router in a wired fashion as it will be faster and because i want to link my xbox to the router aswell. Several times my mother has been having a go at me for trailling 50metre ethernet cable through the house to the router, so that option is out, i cant think of any other way. Does anyone have a suggestion. PLEASE HELP i need to play xbox and have a decent connection on my computer.

Thanx

Jamie
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
dsenette

dsenette

    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,019 posts
  • MVP
the ONLY tellephone line in your house is in the kitchen? if that's the case you need another line run...that's pretty much the only sure fire method of doing what you want to do...there are range extenders and the like that could extend your wireless range though...but none of that is guaranteed to get the signal to you
  • 0

#3
jwardy07

jwardy07

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 85 posts
I just tried extending the line but i couldnt get a DSL connection there. Yer i dont fancy range extenders as it doesnt help the xbox problem. Unless i can hide the ethernet cable somehow i think that is the only solution, or get a very long DSL cable or something. Im really stuck. Gah, thanx anway

Jamie
  • 0

#4
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
Assuming this is a BT line:

Instead of running network cable everywhere, put an extension in instead. You can then put it anywhere in the house you like if you run the cable to it and plug your router in there.

The only caveat of doing it this way is that your extension wiring must be wired into the back of your BT master socket in order to carry an ADSL broadband signal through the extension to the other socket. You cannot use extension wiring that's split before the master socket with a broadband connection and expect it to work - it has to go through the back of the BT Master Socket. If you then plug a telephone into the extension socket, you must also remember to use an ADSL filter on it.

This is how to wire up an extension socket:
http://www.wppltd.de..._telephone.html
  • 0

#5
jwardy07

jwardy07

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 85 posts
Legend, will give it a shot. Thanx

Jamie
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP