Hi folks, been reading a few posts recently about people extending range. Mostly it seems to be done by turning the Hub4 to modem mode and then adding other hardware like a separate router.
I don’t want to add a router or any other hardware near my Hub4 (too any cables already around that tv area and no appetite to have more boxes in that room)
Does anyone know if this scenario will work?
- I have an Ethernet cable under the house that goes a long way to the furthest away corner and currently connects to a Win 10 PC for 1Gb service
- the Hub4 is working as a router so doing Wi-fi duties fine everywhere in the house part from that furthest away room
- I’d rather leave the Hub4 doing it’s own thing and providing the family with Wi-fi
- I’d like to create a separate Wi-fi ‘network’ (for want of a better term) or an extension of the current one that I can get more than 9Mb downloads from in that far away location, in addition to that wired Ethernet connection that is there —- so can I take that Ethernet cable, attach it to ‘something else’ and then still put an Ethernet cable from that ‘something else’ to the PC, as well as provide a localized Wi-fi (for devices like iPhone/iPad) at the same time?
So I can plug this in to that Ethernet cable (I got one of these years ago for the previous setup but never managed to get anything working through it, but can try again easily enough. So I’d I stick an AP in to that switch as well (I have an old AC3200 router .... just plug that in and configure it as an AP only? whihc might mean I’ve got all the kit I need already.
Any ‘gotchas’ I should watch out die doing this that aren’t obvious to the uninitiated?