Extend my Internet Range via Wireless & Ethernet Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kirky29, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    Hi all!

    Firstly, I hope this question is in the right place. If not, sorry!

    -- So, is this possible, or not?

    My BT Router is about, say 150M away, could I get a 100M Ethernet cable, plugged into the Router, going along the walls and then into another Router. Then, from that Router have another 50M Ethernet cable going directly into my MacBook Pro?

    So, like: ROUTER --100M-- 2nd ROUTER --50M-- MacBook Pro

    Is this possible, or is 100M the end point? Can't go any further than that?

    Thanks guys!
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Can do. Or if don't have a second router you can get a cat 5e inline coupler for less than $10.
  3. kirky29 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    Thanks a lot buddy!
    The only thing that would have been an issue would have been a lack of power socket for the 2nd Router!
    Your suggestion sorted that one! My Next Day Amazon Bill just went up!

    Thanks so much again!
  4. mooblie macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2009
    The Highlands, Scotland
    You should NOT use a second router: rather just use a simple network switch in that "2nd" position - something like this.

    Two routers will be more expensive than you need, and they might fight over DHCP - both trying to automatically issue addresses on your network (you only want ONE DHCP server on your network). The switch above is "dumb" regarding DHCP.
    Edit - just seen your reply. If you're going for the inline cable coupler, that is undoubtedly the cheapest/easiest option! Just be careful - for Cat5 cables, 100m is the "official" distance limit. You'll probably be OK, but you never know... It depends on whether the route your cables take is electrically noisy.

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