LAN Cable free - even for ETHERNET devices (via Wifi Bridge)

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       11 Mar 2016 #1

    LAN Cable free - even for ETHERNET devices (via Wifi Bridge)

    Hi there

    I don't like a load of LAN cables everywhere and "She who must be obeyed" was complaining about number of boxes / gadgets / flashing lights etc under the TV !!!!!! so I've moved the two servers out of the way and just have the cable box/ main router.

    so this I found was a really woman friendly solution for masses of LAN cable etc etc. !!!!!!!!

    If you have fast Wifi and you have some Ethernet only gear connected away from your Router / Cablebox you can use a "Wireless Bridge" -- It's possible to "Hobble" some old routers via DD-WRT but not all routers do that and you might want to use fast wifi connectors. Some modern cheap routers now allow "Wireless Bridging" too.

    You need to set the second router up as your wireless bridge and then plug the LAN cables from your devices into that router which will connect wirelessly to your network.

    I found this Router actually very good -- also works on new 802.11ac protocol (up to 433 Mbs in the 5GHZ band so plenty for your server / streaming devices).

    IPlugged the NAS'es Ethernet connectors into the lan connects on the "Bridge Router" -- works fine

    This one was 32 EUR inc Tax.

    Edimax BR-6208AC Wi-Fi Ethernet LAN Dual-band Router - Grey It does work as WIFI Bridge -- you have to ensure your router can do that function if you buy a new router.

    If you have fast wifi and want to get rid of LAN cables and move boxes like NAS boxes into spare closets etc out of the way then IMO this is the way to go.

    Smart TV's / Chromecast etc etc can all be controlled via smart phones too - avoiding a "Handset jungle" as well.

    I had to go down this route as she absolutely put her foot down with one single more wire or "box" being installed near the main TV. !!!!

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  2.    11 Mar 2016 #2

    We hooked a powerline 1200 with gigabit ports up to our tv and it does the job nicely. It lives behind the tv and therefore is out of site. My NAS is also powerlined 1200 connected.
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