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Help. Multiple Access Points, 2 Routers. Help.

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Last response: in Networking
April 1, 2012 1:28:45 AM

I'm stuck. I've recently bought another PC, but set it up in a different area than my existing computers. It's down in my basement, along with my PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. Now the problem is connecting all of these "toys" to the internet. I only have one in-wall ethernet port, which my PC is currently plugged into. Leaving my PS3, Xbox, and Wii, only with an extremely weak wireless connection.
Now, my original thought was just to buy a network "switch," BUT then I remembered I have an old D-Link router. So, logically I should be able to plug an ethernet into the wall, then into the WAD port on my router, then plug my Xbox, PS3, Wii, and PC into the 4 remaining LAN ports on my router. But, alas, it didn't work! Why? Can someone help me with this? I wan't another WiFi access point using the same network, and a wired connection for all of my gadgets.
Thanks for your time,

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April 1, 2012 5:15:35 AM

what make and model is your main router?