RE505X as an access point using AV2000 passthrough and ethernet jack?

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RE505X as an access point using AV2000 passthrough and ethernet jack?
RE505X as an access point using AV2000 passthrough and ethernet jack?
2020-09-14 19:16:28
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Would it improve the speed and range of the WiFi signal from a AX1500 WiFi Extender if I plug it into the passthrough outlet of an AV2000 Powerline Adapter and then connect them both with a short Ethernet cord? I am asking because the Amazon description says "RE505X is more than just a wireless range extender. Simply plug an Ethernet cable into its port to easily turn that wired connection into a high-speed dual-band wireless signal." So, I am wondering if powerline ethernet would work here. Thanks.

 

 

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Re:RE505X as an access point using AV2000 passthrough and ethernet jack?
2020-09-15 16:54:35

@Temoshee 

 

That would work, the powerline would just be a glorified Ethernet cable.

 

The signal will still broadcast the same way so the range should be the same from the extender, but the speed may improve.

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Re:RE505X as an access point using AV2000 passthrough and ethernet jack?
2020-09-15 18:12:43

@Tony Thank you. Would it create a new WiFi network like the stand-alone repeaters do? I am asking because it seems like that causes interference on devices in range of both the router and the repeater. For years I have had a WiFi speaker that worked fine but when I added a TP-Link N300 with its own SSID nearby then it starting dropping the connection randomly. I am wondering if this other setup with the RE505X would be more of continuous broadcast, without interference, of the current WiFi signal from the router because the Amazon description calls it an access point. Thanks again.

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Re:RE505X as an access point using AV2000 passthrough and ethernet jack?
2020-09-16 20:33:48

@Temoshee 

 

The RE505X will create its own wireless network. I would recommend making the network name of the RE505X different from your main network. This will avoid a device potentially connecting back and forth between the extender and router since both network names are the same.

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Re:RE505X as an access point using AV2000 passthrough and ethernet jack?
2020-09-17 15:12:09

@Tony I gave the N300 a unique network name and it improved the connection on devices connected to the router's WiFi. I did not connect anything to the N300 network but somehow it makes the router's network more stable. Is that because the N300 is ultimately itself connected to the original router Wifi? Thank you very much for your assistance.

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Re:RE505X as an access point using AV2000 passthrough and ethernet jack?
2020-09-17 17:40:40

@Temoshee 

 

I think the N300 may have been switching networks so the connection would drop while it switched. Having unique names prevents a device connecting to another network when they should not be.

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