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Copper Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-05-2009

How do I connect 2 wireless routers together

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I have 2 actiontec wireless routers that i want to connect together to extend the range of my wireless signal, 1 upstairs (router 2), 1 in basement...

 

I want to do this through a wired connection...

 

Currently the basement router(router 1) has the coax connected to it and is currently the main one...

 

Going to connect from router 1 to router 2 through a wired connection...

 

Going from LAN port of router 1 to the WAN port of router 2, however I want the 2 devices to work as one...I do not want seperate connections...

 

How do I go about bridgeing them or what do my settings need to be in order to accomplish this?

 

Thanks

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Re: How do I connect 2 wireless routers together

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#1 Beware with most routers. If one computer gets infected, all of the other computers with-in the same LAN will also get infected.

 

So, an user might add a second router for this security reason.

 

This is as addressed at grc.com's pure CSS menu, go to Research -> Recent -> NAT Router Security

 

#2 If you really want the devices to work as one, fine.

 

You could set a second router up as a Switch/Hub/WAP.

This is as directed at

a) portforward.com -> forum -› Knowledge Base -› Using a Second router as a Switch/Hub/WAP

b) http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/lanwan-basics/30740-how-to-use-a-router-to-add-network-ports.

 

c) I am sure, at other sites too.

 

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Copper Contributor
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Re: How do I connect 2 wireless routers together

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Turn dhcp off on the upstairs router.  Connect that router's LAN port to the basement router's LAN port.  Now the upstairs router will emulate an access point.

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Thanks I will try this tonight..

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