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Extend connectivity distance with Ethernet cable

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I have a Whole Home setup with 3 dishes in the house, works great.  I want to get a dish into a garden cabin that is 30 metres from the house, I cannot pick up a decent signal from the dishes in the house.  I think I could do this one of two ways, appreciate advice & if one of the following is better:

1) Run an ethernet cable from one of the dishes in the house out to the cabin and connect to a new dish in the cabin.

2) Run an ethernet cable from the Virgin router out to the cabin and connect to a new dish in the cabin. If I do this will this be a different BT Home LAN to the one in the house.

Thanks,

Tom

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30 metres from the house is a little bit of a challenge for the Whole Home, the cheapest option would be to connect using a power-line extender with its own hot-spot , your not going to require MESH working between the cabin and house.

Option 2 would be my other preferred solution assuming the cabin is on the same power consumer unit.
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Hi @Tom_Cooper 

Are you using Whole Home Wi-Fi (1st gen) discs?

If so you can connect more than 1 disc by Ethernet to the router and they will join the same network (and share the same SSID/network name and password etc)

Dan-O

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I think it's 1st gen on the basis the box doesn't say 2nd gen.  Thanks for the info, much appreciated, a long cable from the router it is.

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Many thanks, I'll go for option 2.
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