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Connecting two wireless routers on same SSID

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
April 24, 2013 7:14:02 AM

I would like to connect two wireless routers together for two reasons: (1) to extend the wireless reach in my home and (2) I want to use the other ports on the second router to hardwire blu-ray player, TV and Xbox 360.

I have a Linksys E4200 v1 router and a E4200 v2 router. I want to keep the same SSID. Can anyone one advise me on the proper way to do this? Thank you in advance for all of your help...

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April 24, 2013 7:25:29 AM

Stop spamming the forums with your issue, it isnt more important than anyone elses issue. Read the ToS, its against the ToS to spam multiple threads about the same thing.
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April 24, 2013 7:29:47 AM

I apologize for the multiple posts. When I initially posted the topic I got a message that it failed and to wait and try again. I received the message multiple times so I kept trying. It surely was not intentional.
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April 24, 2013 8:24:41 AM

Hook up router 1 to router 2 via nomal LAN ports, switch off DHCP, firewall etc etc on router 2. Set a static IP on router 2 to in the range of DHCP of router 1, you can keep the same SSID just make sure they are on different channels.
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April 25, 2013 11:35:52 AM

Thank you - Can I use the other LAN ports on Router 2 for Blu-ray, Xbox. etc?

das_stig said:
Hook up router 1 to router 2 via nomal LAN ports, switch off DHCP, firewall etc etc on router 2. Set a static IP on router 2 to in the range of DHCP of router 1, you can keep the same SSID just make sure they are on different channels.


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May 2, 2013 8:22:27 AM

Yes router 2 turns itself into a wired/wireless switch with lan ports still active.
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May 2, 2013 8:43:24 AM

Thank you!!
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May 4, 2013 11:28:38 AM

As they are both Linksys E4200's, think about using DD-WRT.
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