• Hope this is the right place to ask... I’ve just moved to a new house where the router is in the front room.

    There is a wired cat5 link to the back room which I have set up as an office/studio space and I’d like to have another access point there for wifi and wired connection. Do I need a bridge, a switch or something else?

    My old router can be set up as a bridge, but no matter how I’ve looked it up I’ve not been able to figure out the actual difference between a switch and a bridge and the potential pros and cons...?!

    Sorry if it’s a bit of a dumb question!

  • I’ve got a version of this, and I run the Ethernet cable to a switch and then run another Ethernet cable to a wifi access point.
    Having a switch there means I can also cable up the desktop and my missus laptop if the wifi connection drops out for any reason..

  • Makes sense. What I was hoping though was that the Zyxel router I already had could do both wifi and wired connection when set up as bridge, or is that not something it’s likely to do?

    I’m probably going to have a go at it later this week as I have all the pieces for this particular puzzle, hopefully it will tick both boxes!