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Extension to Hub 3.0

I'm trying to get broadband in my shed at the bottom of the garden - I have a CAT6 cable running to the shed from the router - can I just plug it in to the router (with an ethernet socket), and plug the other end into a new router and it will work? Is that how it's done?

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I'm trying to get broadband in my shed at the bottom of the garden - I have a CAT6 cable running to the shed from the router - can I just plug it in to the router (with an ethernet socket), and plug the other end into a new router and it will work? Is that how it's done?


You don't need another router, just an Access Point (AP), or a switch and AP, depending on if you want additional ethernet points in the shed.

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Yes - but you dont need a 2nd router - that's overkill. Just put a wireless access point on it

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Thanks so much for your speedy reply! So is an Access Point just a socket, into which I can plug the ethernet cable that goes from my Mac?

Alternatively, if I wanted actual WiFi in the shed, could I plug a small wifi box into the AP or ethernet socket, so that I could get online via WiFi in the shed?

John

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Sorry for being thick, but what is a Wireless Access Point?

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basically a switch with wireless capability

or An access point is a device that creates a wireless local area network, or WLAN, usually in an office or large building. An access point connects to a wired router, switch, or hub via an Ethernet cable, and projects a Wi-Fi signal to a designated area.

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Oh - just googled it - I see what you mean. Any that you'd particularly recommend?

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There are some good ones that also have 4 ethernet ports that act as an "inbuilt switch". That has pro's and cons of course - its only one device to plug in but if one part fails then it all needs to be replaced rather than just a switch or separate (cheaper) WAP

Here is an example of a good one

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-AC2000-Wireless-Access-WAC124-100UKS/dp/B01N47QKDQ/


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It's only wireless N so will only extend the slower 2.4Ghz band.

TBH you can't cheap out on networking equipment.

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