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Old 14-04-2012, 13:13
lisa owen lisa owen is offline
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Default connecting 2 routers

I remember seeing a guide in an issue of Computeractive regarding the setting up of 2 routers on a home network but cannot remember which issue ... if anyone can point me in the right direction I would be most grateful

I have searched the internet for instructions but they are all different and making me feel

Old 17-04-2012, 15:11
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I haven't read this article so I can only generalize. I think there are 2 methods.
1) Create another WAP (wireless access point) with the 2nd router. If you can lay cable then this is the best. Connect the 2nd router to the 1st with ethernet cable, configure the 2nd router and it will transmit a wi fi signal as good as the 1st.
2) Don't want or can't have cable laying around the house then you can do it wirelessly. The 2nd router becomes a wi fi extender. Generally you place it in some mid position, it picks up a reduced strength wi fi signal from the 1st router, re-amplifies it and re- transmits it from it's more advantageous position. Unfortunately all this is second best to a wired job as in re-amplifying it also amplifies any interference picked up on the way.

If you decide which way you wish to proceed, post again and somebody here will advise you.
Old 17-04-2012, 15:35
lisa owen lisa owen is offline
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Thanks ... Still trying to figure out the way to go lol ........
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