Hello there... I am wondering if I can have a router downstairs to have better wifi. Can this be done?
Sorry if this may be stupid question but I am not knowledgeable with this kinda stuff.
A 2nd Shaw modem? Yes, but it would require two internet subscriptions/accounts
Do you already have an ethernet cable running downstairs from your current router (may give more options)
Yes there is an ethernet cable running downstairs from the Shaw modem. Its currently connected to my son’s PC.
the issue I am having is that when we are trying to use our iTouch or iPad downstairs the signal is very weak. We have also tried to move the modem around to have the most central location in our home but the signal is still weak. I am trying to improve the wifi so that our devices in the basement work better.
Since you have an ethernet cable already downstairs, in my opinion, your best option will be buying another wireless router that supports Access-Point mode, turns off the router functions, and turns it into just providing the wireless signal.
Since it will have multiple ports, set it to Access-Point mode, match the wireless security used upstairs, plug it into the cable coming from upstairs, plug your desktop into the Access-Point
Everything should be good, devices will decide which wireless signal is better for them, and will switch back and forth as needed
Thanks for the quick responses. I will try this and update you all with my outcome.
There are definitely ways to get better wireless reception in your home puetster. We've got some steps in here for you to try: WiFi Connectivity Troubleshooting (specifically steps 3 and 4). Changing the wireless channel can help if you're getting any interference (I'm assuming you have our wireless modem).
kevinds mentioned a second modem, which would generally require another internet subscription so it's not necessarily the best method.
Let us know if the steps above help at all.
I just ran fiber cable upstairs, but hit it in the wood trim. You could use a signal splitter aswell to split the signal onto more ethernets.
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