Summer House set up

dhiggs1975

New Around Here
I am looking at setting up a wireless hub and one hardwired lan point in my summerhouse that we are building next month.

I only have one point left in my router and so was going to run a network cable all the way down but I am unsure what to do next.

I want to be able to extend my network down there and have WiFi but also one hard wired lan for the work laptop .

What piece of kit is best to get. Please explain in nice easy terms as a bit of a newbie here

Was looking at this but not sure

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LWUJU8H/?tag=smallncom-21


Thanks
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
Most any router these days has an AP mode. So you don't have to buy a purpose-built AP.

If you want an Ethernet port and connect an AP, then get a 5 port gigabit switch. Plug the cable from the upstairs router into it, then plug the other kit into the switch.
 

dhiggs1975

New Around Here
Most any router these days has an AP mode. So you don't have to buy a purpose-built AP.

If you want an Ethernet port and connect an AP, then get a 5 port gigabit switch. Plug the cable from the upstairs router into it, then plug the other kit into the switch.
Hi many thanks, that will give me the hard wired option I need but won't give me the facility to extend the house WiFi down the end of the garden. The current WiFi won't reach so I need to be able to extend the WiFi as well ro be able to run an xbox or nintendo switch without being hard wired..

Thanks
 

dfunked

Regular Contributor
I would say just get a router that also works in AP mode, the remaining ports should work as a basic switch without needing a second bit of kit to be plugged in.
So connection from the house goes into LAN port 1 on the router that's set up in AP mode and handles wireless, then you've got ports 2-4 on the router that can have things like the work laptop plugged in.
 

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