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Two routers

Hi, does anyone know if I can have (from the same line) two routers ? Reason being, my stepson lives in an extension on the house and struggling with WiFi extenders, could I have this done/fitted (and are engineers even working currently?)

Any advice welcome, as I don't want to clog up phone lines in the current climate

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Re: Two routers

Virgin would not facilitate this, you need a handyman to run an ethernet cable from your hub to the extension or you could try purchasing a mesh wifi system

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Hello,

Unfortunately it is only 1 Hub per account. May I suggest using Powerline Adaptors or running a long ethernet lead out to his extension, the result from either would be almost like having his own router in the room.

WiFi Extenders are not the best, usually because people are using them in a location where WiFi is pretty bad, and an extender will not strengthen the signal, only replicate the signal it is picking up. So if it has a weak signal it will only send out a weak signal.

Powerlines are different as they do not work over WiFi and instead use your electrical circuit, so there is much less loss of signal. Virgin do Powerlines but depending on what package you are on could come at a monthly cost. You could try ones very similar to the one Virgin uses and pick them up from Argos/Currys etc for a one off payment.

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6214467?rec=PDP[6695749]:bottomSlider:P1:OHAT:alternative:6214467:9m...

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A mesh system would be better suited or running a wired AP to the extension

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Re: Two routers

I see your problem was May last year and you have been given advice ... has it been sorted ? I suppose so .  It is easy to acquire a wireless access point by using a connection to another router , any G or N or even better will do , access the settings , note and amend the IP  and DHCP setting and set up this router at a convenient point ,,, at an appropriate location ..... this becomes an access point NOT a router , it will receive and transmit Wifi .  for you . Other configurations may access the LAN ports also ...... I have done this and used on old but excellent TP Link router in this fashion .. There are many U tube presentations and I can advise .... good luck mate,

 

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Re: Two routers

@Spencer_A said “Unfortunately it is only 1 Hub per account.” While this is true you can have two VM hubs if you pay for two accounts. It’s also likely that they would be connected to one incomer coax.


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