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Using powerline adapters on external wi-fi router

I've just had VM broadband installed with the Superhub 3. I’ve got some TP-Link powerline adapters arriving today to extend the Wi-Fi coverage around the house.

I have a TP-Link Wi-Fi router (AC750 Archer D2) from my old broadband setup. (I'd like to use this to improve Wi-Fi performance and use the USB port on the back.)

Can I connect my existing TP-Link router to the Superhub 3 (SH3 in modem mode), then connect the new powerline adapters to the TP-Link router?

Thanks.

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Re: Using powerline adapters on external wi-fi router

I tried posting versions of this query earlier today, but they didn't appear on the board; no idea what the issue was. This one's appeared straight away. I don't want to edit the post in case there's an issue, so I'll add this here...

Background on why I want to do this (without bullets in case that was upsetting the system earlier):

I have a house with stone interior walls and need to get a decent Wi-Fi signal around the house.
I have a Sonos speaker system that stores its music library on a USB stick in the back of my current TP-Link router, but the Superhub 3 doesn’t have a USB port.
In researching solutions to the previous issue, I’ve seen that lots of people have issues with getting Sonos speakers to reliably connect with the Superhub 3 Wi-Fi.
There seems to be a consensus that the Superhub 3’s on-board Wi-Fi router is prone to these sorts of issues and is worth replacing anyway.

I’d welcome any help or advice.

Thanks.

Gary

 

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Yes you can do that

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Someone else needs to comment - but I "think" that the Archer D2 is an old ADSL router and not a Cable one (?). So I don't think it will work as a router (just a wifi access point) and would need to be used with the Hub still in router mode.
I think you would be better in a property like yours in investing in some new/modern/better routing and wireless equipment (Mesh?) and putting the Hub3 in modem mode - you should still be able to use the old D2 "I think".


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John,

Thanks for the reply. Yes, the Archer D2 is currently used in my ADSL broadband, but there's also a WAN port on the back so I thought I'd be able to use that to connect it to the Superhub. I've read online that the operation mode of the Archer D2 needs to be changed to "wireless router" mode to do this, but this is all at the edge of my technical comfort zone, and I'm wary of screwing something up.

Gary

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You’d do better getting a newer router if that’s the route you wish to take 


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