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Toomuchit
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Telstra Smart Wi-Fi™ Booster Gen 2 - ethernet connection

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I have the Smart Modem Gen 2... with FTC NBN to come shortly.

 

I'm contemplating getting one (maybe two) of the very recently released Telstra Smart Wi-Fi™ Booster Gen 2 - but not sure if I can set it up as needed.

 

The modem is upstairs and provides good wifi for the whole floor. But I have poor penetration of the wifi downstairs.

 

I would like to have one Gen 2 booster downstairs with a permanent ethernet connection to my modem. If this can be done, I may place a second booster at the other end of the downstairs floor - where it would most likely make its own connection to the other booster (which would be much closer than the upstairs modem).

 

In short... can a Gen 2 booster operate while permanently connected to the modem by ethernet, while the modem is also broadcasting on the same mesh wifi SID?

 

 

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Re: Telstra Smart Wi-Fi™ Booster Gen 2 - ethernet connection

The mesh boosters can operate connected to the modem via an Ethernet cable or connecting back via Wi-Fi while broadcasting the same SSID.
For Official Support start a Secure Chat , try the Online Troubleshooter, Outage Check or Complaint.

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Level 22: Superhuman
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Re: Telstra Smart Wi-Fi™ Booster Gen 2 - ethernet connection

The mesh boosters can operate connected to the modem via an Ethernet cable or connecting back via Wi-Fi while broadcasting the same SSID.
For Official Support start a Secure Chat , try the Online Troubleshooter, Outage Check or Complaint.

Full Disclosure as part of Telstras Social Media Code.

Toomuchit
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Telstra Smart Wi-Fi™ Booster Gen 2 - ethernet connection

That's great. Much appreciated.

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