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Hi guys need some help ... I've got a powerline adapter and wanted to add a router to the end of it to extend my network. The issue is that the powerline adapter has a Ethernet port and my router… Read More
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Hi guys need some help ...

I've got a powerline adapter and wanted to add a router to the end of it to extend my network. The issue is that the powerline adapter has a Ethernet port and my router has a DSL input.

Is there a cable that I can use or will I need to buy a Ethernet router?

Thanks
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
If your routers not got at least one Ethernet port its prob not a router, you sure it's not an adsl usb modem?
#2
Its a o2 Wireless Box router with 4 Ethernet ports, but to get the internet, the input slot for the internet is DSL.
#3
Your internet comes in via the adsl port, if you have a cable modem I'm pretty sure you could plug into it and use it as a switch.
#4
No don't have a cable modem. Is there no cable such as DSL to Ethernet or is that no practicable as its different protocals?

I have a Linksys router in a room and one of those Ethernet ports is used to feed the Powerline Adapter. The other Powerline Adapter is at the other end of the house where the Linksys has no range so I thought ill use that Powerline Adapter to feed a router and get coverage in that area of the house. Only nis that its a adsl input on the router.
#5
Is it the wifi you want to extend, if yes just put it in the spare Ethernet port. Dont worry about the dsl.
#6
Yeah I want to extend the Wifi through the powerline adapters. I can't put the ethernet wire from the powerline into the routers ethernet port as those ports are for outgoing signals.
#7
Give it a go you might be surprised
#8
waqas
Yeah I want to extend the Wifi through the powerline adapters. I can't put the ethernet wire from the powerline into the routers ethernet port as those ports are for outgoing signals.


Yes you can, that's how they work, plug in the powerline, then plug in the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet adapter on the router. Plug the other adapter in where you want to extend it and then plug the Ethernet cable into your laptop/desktop/xbox or whatever
#9
Ive given it a go and it does not work.

Sanch I get what your trying to say but let me reword what you just said so you see what I am trying to do:

plug in the powerline, then plug in the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet adapter on the router. Plug the other adapter in where you want to extend it and then plug the Ethernet cable into your laptop/desktop/xbox or whatever... The whatever I want to put it into is another router and the routers input is ADSL/DSL and not ethernet hence why I need help.
#10
Waqas if you plug in two powerline units in and connect your main router to one this will allow the internet in and your spare wireless router into the other via ethernet the router will then share the internet. It sounds strange but I have this working at my house, you dont need to worry about the dsl connection. Remember each wireless router will have a different wireless name (SSID).
#11
I don't get how you got it to work. My router looks like the image below:

http://www.o2.co.uk/assets/O2HybridNav/Static-files/Kana/Broadband/router%20cables%20only.jpg

The Gray port is where the input wire for the internet needs to go and then you get the wireless internet working and you can add 4 wired connections too in the yellow ports. However if I do what your saying and put the wire from the powerline adapter to the yellow ethernet port, it does not work as the ports a output port and not input.

How did you manage to get yours to work?
#12
DAN I got it to work, hard to do a hard reset ad did as you said. Working fine. Thanks
#13
Your welcome
#14
Oh don't forget to setup a security password for the wireless to keep your network safe.
#15
Its all up and running, have named it the same as the old wifi and WEP is the same but it keeps terminating. I switched off the DHCP on the extended router but think I need to sort out the ip address of the new router including dns, gateway etc and then it should work. Just need to figure out how.
#16
Ok I would treat each router as a seperate network to keep is easy, set up your main router as standard with DHCP on. Take a note of the Ip range it uses probably 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.255. When you are happy this router is working then plug the other in. In the settings of the second router make sure DHCP is on and use this IP range 172.16.0.1 to 172.16.0.255 and the gateway as 172.16.0.1. As for the dns go to this website and use the DNS at the bottom right http://www.opendns.com Let me know how it goes :)

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