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#1 RuidosoPC

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:22 PM

I am trying to extend my network range. I have a Belkin N600 DB hooked up to the modem and all is fine. I have thick walls so I ran a cat5e cable from one of the lan ports of the first router to the input of a second Belkin N600 DB and it will not connect to the first and allow internet access. I have configured the second router with it's own ssid and password. I had an old Linksys 54G laying around and hooked it up for grins and it works fine even configured with it's own ssid and password. Is there something I am missing with the setup of the 2nd Belkin?



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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:45 PM

Are both routers running DHCP? Also, what port are you plugging in the second router?


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#3 RuidosoPC

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:36 AM

Yes, both are running DCHP and I am plugging into the top port WAN not the Lan Ports.

 

The only settings I have changed are ssid and I set up securty.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:48 AM

This site http://www.wikihow.com/Connect-One-Router-to-Another-to-Expand-a-Network  has the steps you should follow to connect another router wired. In the steps is shows putting the same SSID, you can do either or but I'd do them the same for ease of connecting. 


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#5 RuidosoPC

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:01 PM

That is some great info thank you so much! Looks like I need to disable DCHP, assign an IP address and plug into a "Lan" port. My hope is I can use different ssid and passwords.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

you should be able to, many routers have a separate "guest" account to keep their main account a little more secure. You're doing something similar just on 2 routers rather than 1. Good luck, let us know how/if it worked =)


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:38 PM

Again thanks for the help, should get back to you tomorrow after I try the setup.



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:16 AM

I will also be trying this as I have recently bought a new router. i might as well use the old one at the same time I guess. 






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