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question about setting up second MI424WR Rev I as AP

question about setting up second MI424WR Rev I as AP

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Contributor scv484
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Hi,

 

Is it possible to setup a second MI424WR Rev I (the red ring one - I already have a second, we moved in with the inlaws) as an access point (for both wired and wifi) by putting a splitter on the line coming from my bedroom wall with one out going to the Set top box and the other out going to the router?

 

i.e The signal in the bedroom stinks, so I'd like to have a wired connection to the pc and wifi for xbox, phones and tablets

 

If so, what do I need to do in the second router to make it work?

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Bronze Contributor II
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Yes you can set your extra Actiontec as an AP.   Basically what you have to do is turn off the DHCP functionality on the second Actiontec to convert it from a full blown router into an AP.

 

Google converting  an Actiontec to an AP and you will find complete instructions.

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Read this:

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/15984

 

Enjoy.

 

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Silver Contributor IV
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@CaptainSTX wrote:

Basically what you have to do is turn off the DHCP functionality on the second Actiontec to convert it from a full blown router into an AP.


That answer is incomplete.  In addition to turning off the DHCP server, it is VERY important to disable the WAN port, otherwise the two routers will fight for control of the WAN connection.  The link that gs0b gave has the correct instructions.

 

 

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