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Help please! Trying to set up a home Wi-Fi access point for the first time

  • 15-01-2022 4:19pm
    Registered Users Posts: 28 RedPete

    Hi All,

    Hoping to get a steer - I am a Virgin Media customer living in an 'old build' house and the signal is pretty awful in some rooms.

    I have tried Wi-Fi boosters and they have just been OK. Connecting to my phone's hotspot has usually been more stable.

    I am planning on purchasing a Wi-Fi access point so I can run a cable directly from my router (under the floor) into another part of the house.

    I have never done anything like this before... so I have some (probably stupid!) questions...

    (1) Will this work OK connecting a RJ45 CAT6 cable directly from my Virgin Media Router?

    (2) If I buy a device (e.g. TP-Link AX1800) will this be powered directly by this cable (PoE) or will I need another power source?

    (3) Will I need to buy a crimping tool to cut the cable and how easy is this to do?

    Thanks in advance for any time/suggestions/recommendations on this!