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OK so what I want to do is set up a wireless router downstairs.. Currently I have a NB6PLUS4 ADSL2+ with four computers connect via ethernet connection (these take up all the ports on the back of the router). is it possible to disconnect computer 4 and connect a wireless router in it's place, via ehternet cable (this is downstairs away from the NB6PLUS4) and then reconnect computer 4 to the new wireless router via ethernet? if so what type of router should i purchase etc

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well...if you're planning on hardwiring computer 4 directly to whatever you attach to the upstairs router, then you should get a switch or a hub to do this...there's no need to have a wireless router down there if you're not going to use the wireless part of it.. a hub or switch would cost you like $25 or so

if you ARE wanting to have wireless downstairs (for future use or whatever) then you want to get a wireless access point. not a router. an access point basically acts like a wireless switch/hub instead of a router. you don't want to have two full on routers routing on the same network unless you're wanting to keep the networks separate
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well...if you're planning on hardwiring computer 4 directly to whatever you attach to the upstairs router, then you should get a switch or a hub to do this...there's no need to have a wireless router down there if you're not going to use the wireless part of it.. a hub or switch would cost you like $25 or so

if you ARE wanting to have wireless downstairs (for future use or whatever) then you want to get a wireless access point. not a router. an access point basically acts like a wireless switch/hub instead of a router. you don't want to have two full on routers routing on the same network unless you're wanting to keep the networks separate


ok so i would like to have wireless access dowstairs for iphones etc but i would also like to have computer 4 connected via ehternet... will a wireless access point do this?
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yep....you can run an ethernet cable down to the new access point, configure the wireless security and you'll be up and cooking in minutes. like i said an AP is basically a wireless switch, very easy to configure

if you've already got a second router (doesn't sound like you do) you can check in the manual and see if it's got the ability to be switched into AP mode (most do....either AP mode or bridge mode...basically the same thing)
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yep....you can run an ethernet cable down to the new access point, configure the wireless security and you'll be up and cooking in minutes. like i said an AP is basically a wireless switch, very easy to configure

if you've already got a second router (doesn't sound like you do) you can check in the manual and see if it's got the ability to be switched into AP mode (most do....either AP mode or bridge mode...basically the same thing)

ok then sounds like i'll be cooking with gas in no time... thank you so much for you help
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ok then sounds like i'll be cooking with gas in no time

cooking with gas is one of my all time favorite colloquialisms. i say it all the time (thankfully i live in the south where people actually know what i'm talking about)
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