My nephew has the Archer AX6000 and he wants to have it in his bedroom. How do I set it up to my hub 3 please. Not very good at tech stuff so I need step by step guide.lol. Thank you. Any help much appreciated.
Or if you don't want to drill ceilings you can take the cable outside up the external wall and then back into his bedroom that way. My last house I put the WiFi point in the loft which broadcast to the entire upstairs rooms perfectly. Still WiFi though so if he plays games he'll much prefer a proper cable in his room.
I totally agree that direct ethernet cabling is always the "best" solution. However there is another potential option - see below for background or just Google it. My lad is an avid online gamer who will never use wifi so he has a pair of powerline adapters and gets great speeds and has not complained in 3 years. Once set up and working he could use the other router for wifi or a direct ethernet connectin for better coverage. ----- You need 2 powerline adapters. One connected to the Hub by short cable and the other in the room connected to the devices by short cable(s). Use Cat6a ethernet cables to do the connections. I would also get the highest rated "speeds" you can afford. Netgear do an AC2000 one as well as an AC1200 or 1000 - which should be good enough (its what I use). Also "passthrough" power sockets are very useful to have. Also decide whether you want the ethernet port(s) on the top or bottom of the units (they supply both). Note - dont plug them into extension cable boxes as that stuffs them (hence passthrough" is good) and your electrical circuits must at least go through the same consumer unit (fuse box) - noise on the circuitry can also be a problem but you wont know that until you try them - or have the circuit(s) tested.
-------------------- John --------------------
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Thank you. Could I ask if you changed the hub 3 to modem mode then set up the AX6000 router to it could I then set it up wireless and more to the bedroom or will that need to stay near my hub 3? It’s all a bit too confusing to me.
If he's only got one thing to plug in like a PlayStation then if you are not willing to start drilling holes the best thing to do is power line adaptors. Put one down stairs next to the hub link with an ethernet cable and put one upstairs in his bedroom. Not as good as a dedicated cable but better than WiFi. You don't need the router then. If he wants WiFi as well as can't get a good signal to downstairs then you can plug the upstairs cable into the WiFi router.