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Kudos0

Extending range of norton core router

I have a Norton Core Router.

I need to provide wifi coverage for a dead zone in the basement.

Can 2 core routers play together nicely?  Can the 2nd core router ( at stairway of basement ) be configured as an access point for the main router or as a wifi range extender?  I don't know how to make the configuration so that two core routers play nice.  I'm OK with the extra cost to do so if indeed the two core routers can be configured.

Or as alternative, can a 3rd party range extender or another vendor mesh node/extension play nice with single main norton core router? Would anyone have a recommendation?

Lastly, do all range extenders require a 2nd network ssid?  

I'm thinking that I bought the wrong product if I need to cover a dead zone that the norton core router cannot reach.  

Thank you for your thoughts, response,

John

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Kudos0

Re: Extending range of norton core router

Hello John. Using a 2nd router connected hard wired to the core to the area you want it placed then setup in AP access point mode would do nicely. Core can then protect the entire network since its all on the Core. TP-Link is an lesser expensive alternative to a 2nd Core with wifi boosters. http://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/network-extenders/range-extenders

Although I have not seen a 2 Core setup I would be inclined to believe one would conflict with the other.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.168 / NSBU 22.16.2.22 / Norton Core v.270
Kudos0

Re: Extending range of norton core router

Thank you.  Is it safe to say that I need a new SSID if I configure TP-Link as an extender? Otherwise router/extender confusion?.  

And if I configured TP-Link as an access point, would I need to have it hard-wired to the Norton Core?  Maybe this is implied?

The multiple TP-Link devices/extenders have an ethernet port, but maybe this is just for a gaming console or TV. or to do initial setup configuration of the TP-Link device... versus hard-wire connection to router?  ( Maybe I need to call vendor.... )

Thanks again.  

Kudos0

Re: Extending range of norton core router

Hello again John. Some extenders just connect to the current network through its SSID and provides signal to an extended area out of the main network range. Such as the ones which go into a power socket in another area. But Yes, as a general rule on the additional router and/or extenders give them a separate SSID so that when a device is in that local area and out of range of the other network they will connect to it. Just to have a nice comfort level its probably not a bad idea to get some suggestions from the vendor of choice. Advice is always free!!

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.168 / NSBU 22.16.2.22 / Norton Core v.270
Kudos0

Re: Extending range of norton core router

Hello John, I'm following up to see how you made out.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.168 / NSBU 22.16.2.22 / Norton Core v.270
Kudos0

Re: Extending range of norton core router

I could not obtain any feedback or input from Norton on their Core Router Satellite extensions. Good thing I bought it on sale, because there is no future with the Norton Core product. I have to rethink my security strategy and go different route with another vendor. I do thank you for your assistance and input. I'll report back once I have a new non-Norton plan.
Kudos0

Re: Extending range of norton core router

Good luck with your project, as always its not good seeing someone give up on Core as a solution. I will flag the thread to an admin for locking since there won't be a solution. Have a great day.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.168 / NSBU 22.16.2.22 / Norton Core v.270

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