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How do I connect 2 wireless routers together

How do I connect 2 wireless routers together

Copper Contributor
Location: PA
Message 1 of 4

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?



Gold Contributor VII
Gold Contributor VII
Message 2 of 4

#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'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) -> forum -› Knowledge Base -› Using a Second router as a Switch/Hub/WAP



c) I am sure, at other sites too.



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Location: United States
Message 3 of 4

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.

Copper Contributor
Location: PA
Message 4 of 4

Thanks I will try this tonight..

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