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Do router's WiFi work "in reverse"?

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:46 PM

Routers connect to the phone line and thus from there via cables to your gadgets or via WiFi to same.

 

What about reversing the process? As in, could a router receive its connection from WiFi and then connect to your gadgets via cables? Basically getting its internet from another router's WiFi and not a phone line?


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 07:32 AM

Some do, some do not. Repeater / access point is what you're after if I'm not mistaken.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:18 AM

All routers contain repeaters but not all repeaters can be used in such a way. Generally speaking routers only have broadcast aerials but I'm sure some can act as receivers too. A WiFi range extender with Ethernet outputs might be better suited.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:33 AM

Cheers chaps.





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