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Standard User Jtheboy05
(newbie) Mon 26-Sep-16 23:00:44
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2nd router as a booster


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Hi,

I've got an old linksys router that I want to put upstairs to boost the wifi signal.

The house has been wired with cat 5e so I can plug it into the wall and connect it straight into the BT router downstairs. I've tried following some examples on the net but am having no luck. Anyone got any ideas on what settings and info I need to adjust to get the 2nd router to act as a booster.

Thanks
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 26-Sep-16 23:18:56
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Re: 2nd router as a booster


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Normal practice.

Turn off DHCP. Give the second router a fixed IP that within the subnet of your main router, but preferably outside the DHCP range.

Connect via LAN ports.


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Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Tue 27-Sep-16 01:03:01
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The fixed IP address of the 2nd router must not conflict (i.e. be the same as) the IP adress of the main router.

The Wifi SSIS and password can be the same. I use Wifi channels 1 and 11

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Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 27-Sep-16 12:20:44
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Re: 2nd router as a booster


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Like the other two have already said...

1: disable the DHCP on the secondary router that's being used as a booster and give it a static internal IP similar to the one your network uses.
2: on that same router change the Wi-Fi Channels to different ones, the SID Names and passwords can both be the same on both devices.
3: on the secondary router tell it not to connect up on the DSL, some routers like the HH freak out if there is no connection.
4: connect the secondary router to your LAN upstairs.

At this point it should be working.

We plan to do the same when our FTTP finally gets done.

Paul
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