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Extending SuperHub Range

Hi help please I have a hub 3 in my lounge and I have super hub 2 in my mancave wich I have connected with an Ethernet cable 40m apart good quality cable could someone help me in setting second router up so that I can extend the WiFi range in my mancave. I have a second TiVo box connect ed to the second hub. Any help would be appreciated 

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Factory reset the SH2. Log into the SH2 and change its IP address so that it's on the same IP segment as your hub's, something like 192.168.0.200, and disable DHCP. You can make the SH2's SSIDs the same as the ones of your hub 3.0. Connect the SH2 by a LAN port to any of the hub 3.0's LAN ports and you should have WiFi from your SH2. You may need to reboot it.

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@Roger_Gooner wrote:

Factory reset the SH2. Log into the SH2 and change its IP address so that it's on the same IP segment as your hub's, something like 192.168.0.200, and disable DHCP. You can make the SH2's SSIDs the same as the ones of your hub 3.0. Connect the SH2 by a LAN port to any of the hub 3.0's LAN ports and you should have WiFi from your SH2. You may need to reboot it.


Should the two hubs be on different Wi-Fi channels or would it not make a difference?

 

 

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You can have them on different SSIDs but most people would find it easier if they use the same SSIDs for both hubs, makes it seamless when they move around their property.

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@Roger_Gooner wrote:

You can have them on different SSIDs but most people would find it easier if they use the same SSIDs for both hubs, makes it seamless when they move around their property.


I wasn't so much thinking about SSID's Roger, but Wi-Fi channel numbers.  In the proposed configuration where both hubs are transmitting Wi-Fi, would assigning different Wi-Fi channels (say one on Ch 1 and the other on 6 or 11) prevent one signal competing with the other and causing dropout spots ... that sort of thing?

 

 

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@Bate38 wrote:

Hi help please I have a hub 3 in my lounge and I have super hub 2 in my mancave wich I have connected with an Ethernet cable 40m apart good quality cable could someone help me in setting second router up so that I can extend the WiFi range in my mancave. I have a second TiVo box connect ed to the second hub. Any help would be appreciated 


https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Super-Hub-used-as-an-access-point/td-p/3074...

... in case that helps.

 

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@Dave_cq wrote:

@Roger_Gooner wrote:

You can have them on different SSIDs but most people would find it easier if they use the same SSIDs for both hubs, makes it seamless when they move around their property.


I wasn't so much thinking about SSID's Roger, but Wi-Fi channel numbers.  In the proposed configuration where both hubs are transmitting Wi-Fi, would assigning different Wi-Fi channels (say one on Ch 1 and the other on 6 or 11) prevent one signal competing with the other and causing dropout spots ... that sort of thing?


I'm no expert at this but it's a good idea to use non-overlapping channels, tools such as WiFi Analyzer for Android can be used to show a graph of signal strength for the WiFi channel. Also, if you only need 2.4Ghz from one WAP then do so.

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