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Hey chris I have cable modem with wireless b/g and i can't connected to it from certain parts of my house. Is it possible to connect a wireless n router to it? And if not can I have any other suggestions? Thanks in advanced :)

asked Aug 09 '11 at 18:03

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This is a reason Chris is rarely on this site and I choose the question for Chris to decide. (and don't ask me to choose this)

(Aug 09 '11 at 19:14) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

Yes. A pair of powerline adapters act like an ethernet cable.

Cable Modem - Wireless Router - Powerline Adapter (Room Downstairs) - Powerline Adapter (Room Upstairs) - Wireless Router -

Broadband Over Powerlines (BPL), HomePlug, IEEE P1901, etc. have been around for many years. It's used in Europe & Asia, and slowly being adopted in the U.S.A. I've installed & use Panasonic BL-PA100KTA HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor BL-PA100A units.

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answered Aug 09 '11 at 18:38

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The answer is yes, but you'd be better off connecting a simple wireless base-station to it rather than connect a router to another router (your cable modem, if it's like any other cable modem with wireless built into it that I've seen [and I've seen plenty--I install them for a living], is a router unto itself).

If you already have a wireless N router that you'd like to utilize, then that's okay--the best way to do it would be to disable the NAT and DHCP on your wireless N router, and give it and IP that's on a different subnet than the router of the cable modem. This will essentially convert it to the wireless base station (or I suppose more accurately, a wireless switch) that you are looking for, and pass all the routing responsibility to the router in the cable modem.

answered Aug 09 '11 at 18:44

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edited Aug 09 '11 at 18:54

Just fyi, this is not a direct line to chris.

answered Aug 09 '11 at 18:07

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Copying jWire4's comment, look at the top, COMMUNITY-POWERED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS not to be a dick or nothing but that's what it is.

answered Aug 09 '11 at 18:09

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DJ Scooby Doo

Well then does anyone have an answer?

answered Aug 09 '11 at 18:22

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How would I configure. It? Thanks in advanced

answered Aug 09 '11 at 19:12

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The power line adapters are the easiest way to go but if you don't have the money to spend on them, you could possibly do a wireless bridge between the 2 routers. It's a pain to set up but it will work if both routers support that function. Also, you don't have a cable modem if you have DSL. What ISP do you have?

answered Aug 09 '11 at 22:10

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I'm with optus in austrailia. And I can't Bridge them can u give me a link to a video or tutorail about bridging because I can't find one and ive tried but it never seems to work.

answered Aug 09 '11 at 22:43

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Your router may not support it. This video shows how to set one up. It is for routers running the DD-WRT firmware but also works with other routers that support it, you just have to know what part of the router interface you are looking for. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud-Hq3kgvk4

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