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Router to Ethernet to router?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MagicMoogle, Jul 5, 2019.

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  1. MagicMoogle

    MagicMoogle Thread Starter

    Jul 5, 2019
    Hi everyone,

    For the longest time I've had trouble getting decent connectivity to my summerhouse at the bottom of my garden. The range of my wifi router (UK, ISP Virgin Media 300mbps) does not extend that far, and so i have tried everything from wifi extenders, to power line adapters, then I thought of going simple and straightforward and just getting a huge 50 metre ethernet cable, plugging into my router and trailing it through the house and the garden, all the way to my laptop in the summerhouse.

    This setup works perfectly, doesn't appear to be any loss whatsoever, and for the laptop I'm perfectly happy. The problem is, being that it's an Ethernet, I can only ever connect one device to it, and no mobile devices or anything that requires wifi-only connectivity like a games console or smart TV.

    My question is, could I install a secondary router in my summerhouse, to provide A wifi signal to the structure? So in effect the setup would be going from the original ISP router, through 50m of ethernet, to a secondary router. Unless I'm mistaken I don't think this would result in any significant loss or latency, because the hard wired connection I'm getting is like the ISP router was right next to me. I've seen that you can buy routers online, but these seem to be designed for modems that do not have any wireless capabilities.

    Many thanks in advance for your help everyone!
  2. TerryNet

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    Mar 23, 2005
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    You didn't mention anything about grounding precautions so I think we don't really want to get involved with this. Too much risk, say, from a lightning strike.
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    You can use a wireless access point/router in there but I agree with Terry, you would want to make sure that Ethernet cable is safe before trying anything.
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