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Hi Guys! Can someone please point me to a step by step tutorial or share on how I can use a second router to expand my wireless hotspot at home. ...
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- 06-03-2012 #1
Configuring Two Routers for Wider Coverage Wirelssly?
Can someone please point me to a step by step tutorial or share on how I can use a second router to expand my wireless hotspot at home.
Someone gave me an old router and I just realize that it is possible to connect both and use it as a second router but I can't seem to find a tutorial how to do it wirelessly instead of using an ethernet cable.
Thanks a mucho!
Linux User #489667
- 06-04-2012 #2
Get a wifi repeater. they're pretty cheap and can usually be configured to run as a simple signal repeater or they can turn an ethernet feed into a wifi signal. The repeater should have more detailed instructions.
- 06-04-2012 #3
The reason why I was trying to use aother router is because I already have an extra one given by a friend and it's just sitting in the cabinet.
I found some guides on how to configure routers but they use ethernet cables. I would rather use wireless. Aside from the money I will save, I would be learning some thing new too.
Linux User #489667
- 06-04-2012 #4
I've never actually set up a network in that fashion, but it really does depend on the hardware capabilities of the routers.
Both routers have to support WDS for it to work.
Failing that, an ethernet cord or a repeater is needed.
- 06-05-2012 #5
It depends on the router , some have the repeater capabilty buit-in, some don't, Other than look at that model documentation is to enter at the web setup and look for something like "Mode", an old linksys I use to have had "Router/bridge/repeater". Check in both of you routers, you only need one as a repeater and the other would be the base router