I need to extend via WIRES my wireless routher to hub
I am moving my PC to the basement. I have a wireless G router and if I move it into the basement I lose signal to my bedroom upstairs.
What I would like to do it run a cable to the basement then use a hub since I have 2 PC's that need to be connected down there.
What can I do to make this happen ? I play WOW and watch videos on my PC, so a wireless connection is not acceptable, I need the hard wire connection to maintain speeds.
Any suggestions would be appreciated,
New Haven, CT
Not sure what your asking since you answered your own question.
Buy an Ethernet switch (the hub) and run an Ethernet cable to it from the Wireless G router. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable into the Wireless G router's LAN port and then connect the other end to the Ethernet switch's LAN/Uplink port. Then connect the PC(s) or other network devices to the Ethernet switch.
Thank you for the reply.
I have a 3Com hub that I tried this with and did not get an internet connection. I must have done something wrong and will try it again.
Have a great weekend.
I have a similar issue and used a powerline adapter.
New Haven, CT
|reply to Geoff_K |
said by Geoff_K :Check the ports on the back of the hub, usually one of the ports (usually the one at the right or left end) is designated the uplink port for connecting the hub to another hub, router or switch. If the hub is really old you may need to use a "crossover" Ethernet cable to connect the hub to another hub/router/switch. Or there may be a button to push in (or out) to set the port as the uplink port.
I have a 3Com hub that I tried this with and did not get an internet connection.
What is the model number for the 3Com Hub?