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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?
#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
c) I am sure, at other sites too.
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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.