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Old 30.10.2010, 10:50
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USE Swisscom DSL router to boost wireless

I have a Brand new Swisscom internet start kit DSL analog 4 port WLAN router. I have a DSL router down stairs connected to the phone line. I do not get wireless upstairs.

Can I use the Swisscom Router as just a router and WLAN connected to my other DSL rounter to boost signal on a line so I can get wireless upstairs.

How would I turn off the modem on the Swisscom router, or would it not matter if it is connected to the other box. It is still in shrink wrap and I did not want to take it out if it would not work for what I need.

As you can tell I am a newbie to this topic and I am trying to do this myself.

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Old 30.10.2010, 18:22
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Re: USE Swisscom DSL router to boost wireless

Hello there,

I think this web page; http://www.microsoft.com/athome/orga...lesssetup.aspx could give you all the information you need to get set up. It's a microsoft one though, so if you have a mac or use Linux, you may need to search for specifics for them.

It sounds as though you have all that is required to set yourself up, as long as your computer/laptop has the capability to receive over a wireless connection.

That will require a dongle or wireless adapter, if your computer or laptop doesn't already have it inbuilt.

Should you require a dongle/adapter to complete your set up, let me know, I have one to let go for a good price.

Best of luck in getting set up.
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Old 30.10.2010, 19:04
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Re: USE Swisscom DSL router to boost wireless

I don't think so.

In order for it to work, the new WLAN router should get an IP address from your router downstairs. To the best of my knowledge the Swisscom router can only get an IP address via its modem as it does not have a WAN port, since it is made to provide connectivity to other devices, not to "get" it.
BTW, even if it could, you should run a wire to connect the two routers, which might not be the easiest thing.

Moreover:
You cannot turn off the modem part of a Swisscom router. You can turn off only the Wifi part.
And there is no way you can connect at the same time the two routers to the phone line.

So, those were the bad news
Now, assuming that you have no wireless at all, I would not use the new router, and I would connect a wireless router acting as a bridge to your existing router. If the signal is not strong enough for upstairs, get another wifi router to extend the range. So far, the only successful experience I had in extending the wifi range is with apple devices (1 airport extreme and one airport express) but maybe other members have different suggestions using other brands.
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