question about linking wireless routers??

The Sheriff

Active Member
when i finally get round to getting my 360 it will be placed too far away from my router to receive a signal.

What i wondered was whether there is a way to link routers wirelessly to give extra range. So my normaly wire comming from the phone point would go into one router, then that could transmit it to another one 10metres away, and then from there it could again wirelessly transmit the signal to my xbox another 10metres away? Is this possible or do i need another piece of equipment????
 

sbowler

Well-known Member
Never heard of that being possible, although cant you buy boosters which can increase the range of the signal.
 

Benny06

Member
i think you can get things called 'access points' like you place it within range of your router and it sorta boosts the signal? i may well be wrong dont hold me to this!

i also have a question, not trying to hijack your thread richard cash.

i read on a website that the 360 is 'wi-fi' ready.

does this mean i dont need the wireless adaptor and that its pureley to help recieve signal? or is it imperative to have it for wireless?
 

dave1de

Novice Member
Surely routers these days have a bigger range than 10 metres?
 

sbowler

Well-known Member
Yes dave your right there, mine says upto 50mtrs and I can detect networks on my street 2 to 3 houses away!!!!:eek:
 

The Sheriff

Active Member
for some strange reason in my bedroom i cant get a good signal with wireless PC's/laptops and even cordless phones seem to struggle. I dont know why but if i go just outside my door with the laptop it seems to work ok. What i thought about with linking the routers was that i could then hard wire my xbox into the router nearest to the bedroom and that would save buying a wireless thing for the 360
 

Intya

Novice Member
i read on a website that the 360 is 'wi-fi' ready.

does this mean i dont need the wireless adaptor and that its pureley to help recieve signal? or is it imperative to have it for wireless?
Microsoft really should be taken to trading standards on that comment. Yeah, it's wi-fi ready... If you splash out the £60 they charge (cheaper if you shop around) on their USB wireless adaptor.

Or a £25-ish wireless ethernet bridge will do the same job - I use the M$ adaptor since it's one less item to plug into the mains.
 

ukkev2000

Novice Member
is (there) a way to link routers wirelessly to give extra range. So my normaly wire comming from the phone point would go into one router?
Not to my knowlege. Access Points are normally wired into the original network to provide wireless access.

You could use a wireless bridge plugged into a wireless access point to make a wireless repeater but that's a messy setup that would cost you ££
 

DD3

Novice Member
homeplug might be a good option for you ..(ethernet over mains cables). 360 has an ethernet port built in so plug that into the homeplug adapter and plug your router into another one and its like the xbox is plugged directly into the router, that simple.
 

stewartbradford

Novice Member
Most routers have an option to make it an Access Point rather than using it as a router, check the control panel for the router, the Belkin I have has the option in the left hand menu down in the WLAN area.
 

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