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Probably easy networking question, and pubs

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    #11
    Originally posted by Platypus View Post
    Thanks, but Apple Airport Extreme is not a router.

    The BT hub thingy is an interesting idea, and I have a spare HH5 lying around, so I tried it. Switch off DHCP (not sure why this step is necessary if a different DHCP range is being used) and switch off the firewall. Plugged the WAN port of the HH5 into my network, but nada. Plugged one of its LAN ports into my network and it worked, but that of course means that the HH5 was just acting as a wireless access point, not a router.

    The idea of using a router rather than a wireless access point to do this is to minimise the number of connections to the BT hub.

    Make sense?
    Don't think HH5 would work - isn't that the modem/router combo whereas HH3 is just the router?
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      #12
      Originally posted by LondonManc View Post
      Don't think HH5 would work - isn't that the modem/router combo whereas HH3 is just the router?
      Might need to look at MESH like on Aironet, looking quite complex now this!

      Older Aironets are quite cheap now on eBay, not the fastest speeds etc, but professional kit...

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        #13
        Hi Platypus, due to very thick stone walls in our cottage we needed better wireless coverage. I setup a Draytek vigor 2830n as my adsl wireless router and connected a Draytek Vigor ap810 access point placed at the other end of the cottage. The adsl router needed configured with my bt broadband details but the access point was totally plug and play. The setup was so simple and took all of 15 mins which was taken up by running the cable through the loft. The ssid's are set as draytek_A and draytek_B. easy for the kids and wife to connect to. they work great. No routing config to do no hassles.

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          #14
          Originally posted by stek View Post
          Might need to look at MESH like on Aironet, looking quite complex now this!

          Older Aironets are quite cheap now on eBay, not the fastest speeds etc, but professional kit...
          Liunky pls? I looked on eBay for Aironets but got 0 results. I'm not sure what you're referring to.



          Originally posted by Yampy View Post
          Hi Platypus ... No routing config to do no hassles.
          Thanks, Yampy, but the issue at the pub is more complex due to the number of simultaneous connections. That's why I'm looking at additional routers rather than access points. I think.

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            #15
            the wireless router is a multifunction consumer level device designed for max 5 - 10 connections. It has a small CPU to keep the price down but it has to route, do DHCP & wireless.

            You are looking for probably 30 + connections so really need to let the Router do Routing and get a proper access point on a static IP address to handle wireless DHCP & logins.

            Basically you are asking a fiat 500 to carry a two ton load. To do it properly you need a 4*4 and a trailer.

            Should be plenty of decent Cisco or similar multi band access points (I saw Draytek mentioned which are a good compromise) on ebay.


            If they are using the same ADSL for credit cards they may well need slightly more security set up. Not something I'm into but What is PCI DSS?

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              #16
              Originally posted by Platypus View Post
              Liunky pls? I looked on eBay for Aironets but got 0 results. I'm not sure what you're referring to.
              Here's one, but there are loads. They're not latest tech. re: speed etc, but decent proper kit...

              Cisco AIR-AP1131AG-E-K9 V04 Aironet Wireless Access Point | eBay

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                #17
                Originally posted by LondonManc View Post
                Don't think HH5 would work - isn't that the modem/router combo whereas HH3 is just the router?
                I would echo this, I have a quick play at the weekend linking up my old sky router to my HH5 and it would just not play ball, not sure if its the Sky that is refusing to work with anything other than a direct ADSL connection, or the HH5 not giving a "WAN" IP address to the Sky Router but nothing from the Sky router would access the internet through the HH5 as the HH5 doesn't have a "modem only" mode
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                  #18
                  Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
                  I would echo this, I have a quick play at the weekend linking up my old sky router to my HH5 and it would just not play ball, not sure if its the Sky that is refusing to work with anything other than a direct ADSL connection, or the HH5 not giving a "WAN" IP address to the Sky Router but nothing from the Sky router would access the internet through the HH5 as the HH5 doesn't have a "modem only" mode


                  Which Sky router have you, what way did you reconfigure the Sky router, and what port on each router were you plugging in to?
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