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    Does a Router Have to be connected to the phone line?

    I don't know whether this is a stupid question or not, my internet signal in my room is quite terribly, I am using a SuperHub 3, do I have to buy a wifi extender or can I just move my router to my room and plug it in the main, or does it need to be connected to the phone line?
    My room doesn't have the phone line thingy so can move it to my room.
    Also, are there routers that don't need to be connected to the phone line.

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    It needs to be connected

    I'm assuming you have Virgin fibre optic broadband? In which case your router needs to remain connected to the Virgin fibre optic socket. And if you were getting standard broadband through a phone line then yes, your router would still have to be connected. I have an wifi extender - they're really simple to set up and they don't cost much.
    Edited by: "The_Biggest_Lebowski" 27th Jan

    You could buy a long network cable (20m screwfix about £10) plug in to the modem and put it through window then through your bedroom window straight into your pc or if wireless is a must buy something like a tp link wifi extender or if you have an old wireless modem laying around some can be used as a bridge

    If you have an old router and a long Ethernet cable you can create another hotspot

    Superhub 3 is BT? Yes, you need to connect to phone line. BT sell plug in extenders
    Edited by: "japes" 27th Jan

    Look up TP-Link

    Edit: More explanation

    You plug TP-Link into power socket in the same room as your router. Ethernet cable from router to TP-Link.

    You plug TP-Link in your computer room. Ethernet cable from TP-Link to computer.

    Bingo you have internet through your mains. Can also get TP-Link with wireless signal so you won't even have to use ethernet in computer room.

    :~)
    Edited by: "disreputabled0g" 27th Jan

    disreputabled0g

    Look up TP-LinkEdit: More explanationYou plug TP-Link into power socket … Look up TP-LinkEdit: More explanationYou plug TP-Link into power socket in the same room as your router. Ethernet cable from router to TP-Link.You plug TP-Link in your computer room. Ethernet cable from TP-Link to computer.Bingo you have internet through your mains. Can also get TP-Link with wireless signal so you won't even have to use ethernet in computer room.:~)


    Tp-link is the name of a company who sell many different items

    google tp link powerline, those are the best in my opinion. bunch of setup vids in YouTube. Helped me a ton when I had the same problem.
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