Orange Park, FL
[Equipment] WRTP54G router (no VoIP) to extend range of uVerse i38HG
I currently have uverse and need to extend the wireless range in my home. I have an old WRTP54G vonage router that I want to use behind the uverse router. How do I set this up? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!!
jimbopalmerTsar of all the RushersReviews:
Certainly you can use it as an additional Wireless Access Point
»Wireless Networking Forum FAQ »Using a Wireless Router as an Access Point
Using it as a wireless repeater is way more work!
If I needed a wireless repeater, I would buy »www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi···=TP-LINK and configure it as a universal repeater.
I tried to remain child-like, all I achieved was childish.
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Run an Ethernet cable from a LAN port of the i38HG to wherever you're having connectivity problems. If running a cable is difficult, try using powerline adapters (these send Ethernet over your household power) or MoCA (Ethernet over TV coaxial cables). MoCA will generally give better results but equipment is harder to find.
At the other end of this cable, install the WRTP54G configured as an access point as outlined above.
Don't use a wireless repeater unless you're OK with halving your speed - i.e. this could work OK for web access but wouldn't work for file sharing or media playback, particularly video. I would guess from the name of your WRTP54G that it uses g wireless networking at 54 Mbps - optimal real-world speeds would be about half that, 27 Mbps, and half of that would be down to 13.5 Mbps, and that's the best it can get. Borderline for file sharing and video playback.
If you have any fixed clients like media players or Smart TVs it would be best to just skip the wireless portion entirely and wire then using Ethernet, powerline or MoCA.
Orange Park, FL
Thank you! I will try the powerline adapters. What brand would you recommend?
I don't use them yet myself so I couldn't tell you. There are a few of them reviewed and compared here:
Although they don't cover nearly as many devices as their router reviews, other products of the same "generation" (HomePlug AV, HomePlug AV 500, HomePlug AV2) perform similarly since there are very few chipset manufacturers and the same chipset is used by different manufacturers.