Hi there, this seems like a simple question, but I can't find a firm answer: is it possible to connect via ethernet a secondary Telus Boost device?
I managed to run a long ethernet cable from the T3200M to the bedroom where I have poor WiFi. I hooked up a switch in the bedroom and connected the Boost unit to it. I was hoping the Boost would use the wired connection to get internet, but it continues to use the wireless connection to the main Boost unit next to the T3200M. When I use the My Wi-Fi app I can see that the main unit is connected via Ethernet and this second one wirelessly. I reset the second unit and joined it again using the app's wizard and it still ends up using the wireless connection.
I read other posts here that seem to imply it's possible to have all Boost units wired, but I can't figure out how to do it. Any hints? Thank you in advance.
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What happens if you try swapping the two Boost units?
Yes, you should be able to have each connected by Ethernet. You might also need to access the Boost unit using the IP address assigned to it by your router, rather than through the app.
Hi NFtoBC, thanks for the reply, I think you are onto something..
I swapped the units and they reversed their connectivity status, i.e., the one that used to be connected via Ethernet is now wireless, and vice versa (confirmed checking the My WiFi app)
Does this imply an issue with the second switch? I just realized I didn't describe precisely my network. This is how they are connected:
- Modem to T3200M (standard configuration)
- Switch1 connected to T3200M (short cable, living room)
- Boost1 connected to switch1
- Switch2 (in bedroom) connected to Switch1 via long cable
- Boost2 connected to Switch2
Could this be issue? And if so, how could I fix it? BTW, I have a few devices in the bedroom connected via ethernet to Switch2, so I know it works, but maybe it's somehow not compatible with the Telus Boost units?
Another detail I noticed while doing this test swap: After I unplugged Boost1 (living room), Boost2 immediately got a red light status (in the bedroom). Then I unplugged Boost2 and plugged Boost1 in its place and it also got the red status. Then when I plugged Boost2 in its new location in living room it got its blue light as well as Boost1. So, if I only have one Boost unit plugged in to the second switch in the bedroom it doesn't have connectivity, regardless of which actual physical unit is there.
Thank you for your input NFtoBC. Any other hints?