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ksdj

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I have a 2 story house, the modem and my Belkin wireless are on the first floor.
I wanted to hardwire another wireless router(netgear) to the Belkin, so I can have a stronger signal on the second floor.
Huge hassle and not possible for several reasons.

My thought is to get (2) homeplugs, one connecting to each router.....would that be possible?

My thought process is as follows......
Modem to router1(belkin) - router1 to homeplug1 (all on first floor)
homeplug2 to router2 (netgear)all on second floor.

If not possible, any other ideas?
I looked into hacking the routers to boost the signal but I could not find either of my models on the firmware page of either OpenWRT and DD-WRT websites
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Z3n

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We use the NetGear Powerline to provide Ethernet to the house (four floors). It works effectively with three routers.
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heathuser

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I'm using 2 ZyXel powerline switches, beats wifi upto N450.

If you plan to use wifi at your remote router, Amazon's PLA4205KIT looks like the best deal.

newegg
$ 59.99 ZyXEL PLA4225 4-Port 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Switch Up to 500Mbps
$102.99 ZyXEL PLA4225KIT 4-Port 500Mbps Powerline Gigabit Switch and 1-Port Adapter Up to 500Mbps
$105.99 ZyXEL PLA4205KIT 500 Mbps Fast Ethernet Powerline Wall-plug Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 units

amazon
$ 49.25 ZyXEL PLA4225 Powerline AV 500 Mbps 4 Port Gigabit Switch Wall-plug Adapter
$ 43.95 ZyXEL PLA4205kit HomePlug AV 500 Mbps Powerline Wall-plug Adapter (2 units)
$ 62.20 ZyXEL PLA4225KIT Powerline AV 500 Mbps 4 Port Gigabit Switch + PLA4205 Powerline AV 500Mbps
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Have you considered a simple range extender? I've used a few and they seem to work pretty well.
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