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April 23, 2014 2:18:58 PM

Hi!
I've some internet connection issues.
I've 2 routers, one on a 3rd floor and the other one on the 1st. I'm in the 2nd so, yeah, just in the middle, and I think that's the problem. I don't receive a good signal from none of them, and sometimes it seems like is trying to connect to one or another, depending on something that I don't know and I lose the whole internet connection. They aren't differentiated, I only need one password to connect.
What should I do?

Thanks in advance
April 24, 2014 12:06:08 AM

How is your network hooked up?
Modem ---> Router 1 ---> Router 2?
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April 24, 2014 7:55:06 AM

Yes I think so.
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April 24, 2014 8:16:57 AM

Make sure your firmware is up to date on both routers.
Try different security settings, starting with none, then try WPA or WPA2. See if signal improves with each change.
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April 24, 2014 9:29:14 AM

If you have the same SSID on both but they give out different networks you run the risk your PC will switch between them and drop session as you indicate.
If the SSID were the same and the IP ranges used on both routers were the same network you would take a short drop between when it switches but it would normally recover after a few seconds.

There is no way to completely prevent the dropping on a consumer router.

The simplest change would be to make the SSID different so YOU rather than the computer would decide when to switch between the devices. At least you want to change your second router so it is running as AP rather than a router this should reduce the amount of down time when it switches.
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April 25, 2014 7:03:14 AM

bill001g said:
If you have the same SSID on both but they give out different networks you run the risk your PC will switch between them and drop session as you indicate.
If the SSID were the same and the IP ranges used on both routers were the same network you would take a short drop between when it switches but it would normally recover after a few seconds.

There is no way to completely prevent the dropping on a consumer router.

The simplest change would be to make the SSID different so YOU rather than the computer would decide when to switch between the devices. At least you want to change your second router so it is running as AP rather than a router this should reduce the amount of down time when it switches.


The second router is already running as AP but I'll try to make different SSID for them.
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April 26, 2014 3:20:57 PM

It's working better, thank you.
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