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Mew69
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Can’t find link....

Apologies if it is right in front of me but I can’t find this information here ... can anyone direct me? 
Original link on the BT.com forum;
 
Re: How to extend wifi using second router.

Yes it can be done. See this guide by forum member Keith Beddoe. It is connecting two HH3s but the principle is the same for all Homehubs.

 

http://forumhelp.dyndns.info/wireless/hh3link.html

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Re: Can’t find link....

The instructions on that link were out of date.

Try https://community.bt.com/t5/Home-setup-Wi-Fi-network/Link-two-HomeHubs-together-to-extend-a-home-net...

Plus many other similar posts.

It can  cause issue, as the home hubs are not designed to work that way.

Wireless problems

 

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Mew69
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Re: Can’t find link....

Thanks, this looks good. I will have a thorough read and come back with questions I am sure. Using a hub to slave slave system is what was recommended to me as I am perfectly happy to have an ethernet cable ...my house is very old with weird & unreliable power so don’t want to hitchhike on that.  However, I have no idea what I am doing but can follow instructions! 

(Thanks for deleting the duplicate post too!)

If not this system, any reccomendations for a reasonable extender priced £20-£40, (if that is possible) again to be used with an ethernet cable not a plug in? I am getting really bogged down. Appreciate it. 

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Re: Can’t find link....

The procedure is very simple, in essence just change the address of the slave hub to an address outside of the DHCP range of the master, turn off DHCP on the slave and connect LAN port on master to LAN port on slave. Job done. I would recommend not having the same wireless SSIDs on both boxes and use different channels to avoid interference.

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Mew69
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Re: Can’t find link....

Bought 50m weatherproof (old leaky house, thought might be wise) ethernet Cat5e cable, didn’t notice it didn’t have ends. Reckoned will wire up myself.

Researching how to: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6h86mwGDL7o&t=75s  (query arises from info at 4mins in)

 

Question now is, as I am cabling a ‘like to like’, hub to hub slave system, would a crossover configuration rather than straight through work best or is that something that would only apply to a computer to computer connection rather than hub to hub...?

 

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Re: Can’t find link....

Ports are auto sensing these days so it doesn't really matter which way you do it. Crossover would be the correct way though.

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