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Weak Wifi signal on 2nd floor
JT371
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I recently upgraded from 100/100 to 200/200 which required that I move the Quantum Gateway router (G1100) down to my basement. Now I have very weak signal on the 2nd floor of the house. I looked at replacing the G1100 with a G3100, but may still have the same signal problem based on some forum posts. The next option to consider is to add an extender from Verizon (WCB6200Q02) which connects using coax. Two questions if ethernet is available throughout the house: 

1) Can I connect the extender (WCB6200Q02) using ethernet instead of coax?

or

2) If I purchase the G3100, can the old G1100 be set up as an extender or access point using the ethernet connection?

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Re: Weak Wifi signal on 2nd floor
Cang_Household

Yes, and yes.

WCB6200Q and G1100 can be unlinked to G3100 using Ethernet. Furthermore, G1100 can be uplinked to G3100 using coax. Verizon version of the WCB6200Q cannot be uplinked to G3100 using coax, however, Actiontec NCS version of the WCB6200 can be uplinked to G3100 using coax. Regarding the purchase of WCB6200Q, if you have to buy one, please buy the Actiontec NCS version to avoid MoCA compatibility issues (and also cheaper).

To convert G1100 into an extender, please follow my interactive widget located to the right of the Forum. https://forums.verizon.com/t5/G1100-Bridging-Guide/bd-p/g1100-bridging-guide 

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Re: Weak Wifi signal on 2nd floor
Cang_Household

Yes, and yes.

WCB6200Q and G1100 can be unlinked to G3100 using Ethernet. Furthermore, G1100 can be uplinked to G3100 using coax. Verizon version of the WCB6200Q cannot be uplinked to G3100 using coax, however, Actiontec NCS version of the WCB6200 can be uplinked to G3100 using coax. Regarding the purchase of WCB6200Q, if you have to buy one, please buy the Actiontec NCS version to avoid MoCA compatibility issues (and also cheaper).

To convert G1100 into an extender, please follow my interactive widget located to the right of the Forum. https://forums.verizon.com/t5/G1100-Bridging-Guide/bd-p/g1100-bridging-guide