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Multiple wireless access points on same home network


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#1 Marcus83

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:46 PM

Hey Folks,
I am having some wireless network range issues. My service provider supplied wireless router is installed in the basement and we are getting a really bad connection on our 2nd level. I currently have an old Cisco G router upstairs which is wired to the router in the basement, so right now I have 2 different wireless networks which works ok as far as Internet connection is concerned, but it has become a bit of a hassle in terms of sharing between my networked devices. I.e. apple tv and laptop with an iTunes library are not always connected to the same network. I'm looking to get some feedback as I did a bit of reading, but I'm not sure how to properly get this done. I tried using a wireless range extender, but I'm not a fan at all. Also, I'm looking at getting a new router with USB connectivity to an external hard drive.
Thanks in advance!

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:26 PM

If your Old cisco G router happens to be a WRT54G or similar (this setup works for most routers). Use the following configuration, Using 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0 as an example please substitute your network address where needed. Disconnect a PC from your network and connect it directly to the Cisco router, Reset the router to factory default and log into the web app at 192.168.1.1 Default username=Admin Password=Admin. Go to the Wireless configuration page and setup assing a SSID (different from the Other router), and Encryption settings. On the main page set the Router IP to 192.168.1.2 (Or any IP available on your current network) and  Disable DHCP. Save the settings and the router will reboot. Connect the ISP's Router To LAN port 1 (Not the WAN port). You should now have two wireless networks on the Same LAN and be able to access everything from Either Network. As for a new router I have had great luck with Newer Asus Routers.


Edited by Sneakycyber, 01 October 2013 - 06:27 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for your help! That worked nicely!

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:38 AM

You are Welcome :)
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