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Old 07-10-2014, 12:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Another router or a video/game adapter?

Currently I have an ASUS Ac66U router in my bedroom. In my family room, I have a few devices that do not have WIFI, but have an ethernet port. Would I be better off buying another ASUS router, and using it as a "repeater" or buy something like a Netgear WNCE4004 ( and connect those devices to that?

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I would say none of the above, if you can get an ethernet cable from the router in your bedroom to the equipment in the family room you can just add a network switch, that would be the best option. If that is not possible, then the Netgear device seems like a decent option because it does not appear to be a wifi extender so much as it is a wifi device that delivers a connection to wired devices. I've never seen it or used one so I can't speak to its reliability, but the specs seem ok.
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Powerline adapters would be the easiest path to get them on the network without running true ethernet wires.

As to ethernet to wireless bridges the best one to buy is the apple airport express, yes it costs a little more but it is so much easier to set up compared to other ethernet/wireless bridges that it's worth paying a little more to avoid the hassle of other bridges. You can also plug an ethernet switch into the airport to give more ports if needed.
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The strategy to buy another router and configure as an access point will work, by the way - it just isn't the most cost effective way to go.
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