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 :)
Answer by r0bErT4u · Aug 09, 2011 at 07:38 PM
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.
Answer by AlanStryder · Aug 09, 2011 at 07:44 PM
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.
Answer by Josh_M · Aug 09, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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?
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