Connecting two wireless routers on same SSID

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Yes router 2 turns itself into a wired/wireless switch with lan ports still active.
  6. Thank you!!
  7. As they are both Linksys E4200's, think about using DD-WRT.
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