Questions on adding an additional wireless router

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  1. PowerTrip

    PowerTrip OT Supporter

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    I'm having a hard time trying to setup a second wireless router in my home. I know that you can't just do a "plug and play" with the second wireless router. Any advice would help.
     
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    Lot's of options - the easier being using a separate SSID, not using the WAN port, disabling the DHCP server on the new router and finally connecting the two via an ethernet cable on the LAN side. From there - it gets more complicated.
     
  3. doubledave

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    I've done it before because I wanted a private internal LAN that I could share among my computers freely but also provide wireless internet access with no WEP to my neighbors without them being able to snoop my local network in case I forget to have a software firewall turned on.

    Turn off wireless on one of the routers or make sure they use different SSIDs like 5Gen_Prelude says, and set them to different channel numbers. Also, if you want to plug the WAN port in the the LAN port of another, make sure they run off a different subnet, for example, one is 192.168.1.xxx and the other 192.168.2.xxx. Some routers default to 192.168.0.xxx. If you plug a lan port into a lan port, turn off DHCP on one of the routers. If what you want is to have more ethernet ports than one router provides, use a network hub or better a switch plugged into one of the router LAN ports. I have 3 5-port switches plugged into 3 of the 4 LAN ports on my D-Link router, so I can plug in up to 13 wired computers plus wireless on the same local network.
     
  4. wabash9000

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    yeah do the different subnet. that was screwing me over when I tried to add a second router.
    I had my primary router at 192.168.0.1 and I had to put the secondary router at 192.168.1.1
     

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