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Duo Wireless Router Setup?

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February 7, 2014 8:03:08 PM

Ok, so I have been looking into doing a duo router setup since I right now only have one from windstream and I will be switching to service electric shortly for better speeds. Of course you probably know why I would want two routers, but if not I will quickly explain. I have a 2 story house and my current router only reaches to the opposite side of the house with about 2/5 bars. I would also like to take advantage of Ethernet ports on the other side of my house for my TVs. So I have done some research already and know that I must configure the routers with two different static ip addresses, such as 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2 and make the range of the first one 192.168.0.3 to 192.168.0.254. Then I have to change the second router to not have DHCP and the first to still have it enabled. Also, the routers must be on two different channels, like 6 and 11. So what I want to know is if when connecting the two routers via ethernet of course, if I must use router 1 lan to router 2 lan, or router 1 lan to router 2 wan. I am mad confused about this, somebody please confirm this for me. Also, if I am missing any pertinent information in completing this setup, please let me know. Thanks so much for any help you are willing to offer.

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February 7, 2014 8:10:18 PM

I just.
Used one as main router.
and the second on bridge mode
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February 7, 2014 8:36:26 PM

Yingda Wang said:
I just.
Used one as main router.
and the second on bridge mode


Ok thanks for that info, I would have missed that, and when you connected the two routers together, did you use lan to lan, or lan to wan?
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February 7, 2014 8:37:56 PM

The main one( the better one) is wan-lan.
The weaker one is lan to lan.
Also used my pc as a amplifier since it supports it
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February 8, 2014 6:23:23 AM

It is lan to lan for most routers BUT some routers support bridge mode so you can use the wan port and gain a extra lan port.
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