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2 routers combine them to one modem network? increase range?

Discussion in 'Other PC hardware' started by tjschotz1, Nov 20, 2012.

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    okay i got new router/modem the mortorola surfboard extreme sbg650
    but the wifi range isnt great can i combine the linsksys router ,make it to one network to boost the wifi range?
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    is the linksys wired or wireless?
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    they both are wireless, my motorola modem/router has the cable internet going to it , and i dont know how to set up the secound router (linksys wireless router) to make a stronger network with bigger wifi range
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    still wondering how i do this
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    Router 1 Setup

    Make sure it is connected to the internet and setup like you normally have it you need to run RJ45 cable just a standard one from Router 1 to the second router.

    Router 2
    Disconnect router 1 from pc and connect router 2 to your pc or laptop, you need to login to the router configuration page and disable DHCP, setup your wireless network ect name / password. Save settings

    Disconnect From pc and remove and plug the RJ45 cable from router 2 into router 1 this will feed Router 2 with the internet.

    router should auto send out the internet with no extra configuring ect., you cant do it using wireless it has to have a RJ45 cable between the two.

    you should have two wireless networks in your house add them both to your devices and they will bounce between the two of them :)

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