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Using a 2nd router for N wifi for better signal and speeds

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Using a 2nd router for N wifi for better signal and speeds

I bought a Linksys router which I setup with my RG.  I've got it setup with the Wifi on the new router, wifi on the old one turned off, and DHCP on the new router.  It works, but I do have trouble with a wifi printer losing it's connection.  It seems like it works, but not perfectly.  Powerline devices have trouble seeing wifi, etc...

 

I just came across a post that mentioned the "router behind a router" notifications setting.  Looking for advice on the best way to setup my system to provide the faster and better coverage wifi, while still allowing devices to all see each other.

 

Thanks.

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Re: Using a 2nd router for N wifi for better signal and speeds

I suggest that —if all you're looking for is better wireless coverage—you connect your wireless router as an access point.  That puts all your devices in one big happy LAN.  See  post 13 in this thread for rough instructions.

 

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Re: Using a 2nd router for N wifi for better signal and speeds

Thanks. With a little more searching online I found that simply setting the Linsys to Bridge Mode (which for some reason I couldn't find the first time I set this all up), plus your directions should work.

 

Just have to find time when nobody cares that they are bumped off!  Then just change the settings, switch the cables, and hopefully I'll be good to go.

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