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    TV (Ethernet) to Router to another Router via WiFI. Possible?

    I have the Sony TV (John Lewis deal) on order and want to connect it to my main router using a second router as a bridge/extender (not sure of terminology).
    I have the Tenda Router on order (Ebuyer deal) and plan to connect that to the TV using Ethernet. Is it possible to then link the Tenda router to my main router using WiFi to create a seamless network? If so what mode does the Tenda need to be configured as and what other settings are needed? Thanks.

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    You mean a setup like this?

    [TV] ---- [Wireless router] )))))))))wireless)))))))) [other router] --- internet!

    So you connect one router to the TV, which connects to another wirelessly?

    If so, then yes you can do this but only if the router has some sort of bridging mode. I am not familiar with your particular router but does it mention creating a wireless bridge in the manual?

    Original Poster

    The router that will be connected to TV is the Tenda N150 and I ordered it because it sounds as if it has flexible options for configuring it to use with other routers. I’m just not up on the terminology for this type of networking which makes it difficult to know what is possible. I presume that only the main router has DHCP enabled!

    I found the manual online (but I guess you already have a paper one).
    tenda.cn/upl…zip

    Browse to "6.5 WDS Settings" (page 40 of the PDF). That tells you how to set it up (the detail it goes into isn't great, but it's a starting point.

    Looks like you have to:
    - Login to the router settings page (which is discussed earlier in the manual. You basically have to disconnect your laptop/computer from the network it is currently on, hook it up to your new router, open a web browser and go here: 192.168.0.1)
    - Go to the WDS Settings page
    - Change WDS Mode to "Bridge Mode"

    You'll have to put the SSID of your main router in somewhere and the password which is has on it (if you have one).

    If the router turns out to be no good, I'd just return it and buy some home plugs. They'll look tody round the back of your TV at least.
    Btw, why does the TV connect to the network/internet? Is it so you can stream files from your computer or just so you can download updates from the internet?

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the info. :thumbsup:

    oldmanhouse;8736414

    Btw, why does the TV connect to the network/internet? Is it so you can … Btw, why does the TV connect to the network/internet? Is it so you can stream files from your computer or just so you can download updates from the internet?


    It can stream directly from a PC or other DLNA devices and can access video services from the Internet.
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