[ubuntu-uk] Wireless N routers

Simon Wears munkyjunky at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 17 23:47:12 GMT 2008

I never thought about the powerline option. Running a cable to my room is a
bit out the question though unfortunately. Powerline networking is something
that would work nicely though, as from looking into wireless solutions a bit
more I found that most wireless routers don't support network bridging. the
Apple Airport extreme I was recommended seems to do everything I need, it's
just quite pricey.

Thanks for pointing that out, you may have saved me a small fortune!


2008/12/17 Tony Pursell <ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk>

> On 17 Dec 2008 at 21:08, Simon Wears wrote:
> > Hey all!
> >
> > I've been thinking about what I'm going to do network-wise when I get
> home
> > from university, since I was the only one still using a wired connection
> in
> > the house, when I left they got a BT homehub so the house is now fully
> > wireless. This is a problem for me - I used to have a phone line in my
> room
> > for the internet (it was deemed necessary when we were on dial-up, I was
> > never off the net), but the hub is now on our 'home' line, with the only
> > socket being downstairs. So, it can't be moved upstairs for me - and
> running
> > a cable upstairs isn't an option either.
> >
> > I have too many networked devices to upgrade them all to wireless (plus I
> > prefer wired stuff), so I'm looking for a router that has both wireless N
> > and gigabit ethernet ports. The catch is, it needs to be able to connect
> to
> > the homehub, so the router acts as a wired router in my room, but also
> has a
> > wireless link to the homehub, and the interweb.
> >
> > Anyone know of anything which may be able to help? A friend suggested
> > Apple's Airport extreme base station (
> > http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB053?mco=Mjg4NjM1Mw) but I though I'd
> ask
> > if anyone knew of anything that may be able to fix my problem better.
> >
> > This isn't too much of an issue at the moment, since I'm living in
> > university accommodation, and MMU network administers seem to frown upon
> > having multiple PC's connected. I'm just thinking ahead a few months.
> >
> > Cheers, Simon.
> >
> Possible solution is to use Powerline (or similar) adapters to carry the
> network across the mains from a point near the Home Hub (all
> versions have at least 2 ethernet ports) to a point in your bedroom,
> then have a cheap router to connect all your kit in the bedroom.
> Or, if it's possible, just run ethernet cable from the Home Hub to your
> room.
> Tony
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