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I have them set up, and they have different IP's (One is 192.168.0.1 and other is 192.168.1.1). Sometimes one of them stutters a bit. How should I alter the settings in one of them so they do not interfere?
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Stupid question, why do you have 2 in the first place?

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Stupid question, why do you have 2 in the first place?

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My house is big and one of the routers is downstairs on the opposite side of my bedroom. My phone and laptop do not get any internet connection from it. I bought a new one to set up in my room just for myself
post #4 of 17
ok, so it's basically connecting to your existing wireless network and extending the range. Or do you have it connected to a seperate internet connection.

If you're just extending the range. you should have gone with a this
post #5 of 17
On the secondary router:
- set the gateway to the IP address of primary router
- set IP address of DNS to the same as gateway
- set IP address to 192.168.1.x (where x is any number between 1 and 254 and not the IP address of the primary router) if primary router IP address is 192.168.1.1. IP address must be different from primary router.
- turn off DHCP server
- turn off the firewall (if any)

Save settings and reboot the secondary router. Now you turned one router into a switch.
Edited by Riou - 5/25/11 at 10:36pm
post #6 of 17
Dhcp must be on on the first router and off on the 2nd router.
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I have them set up, and they have different IP's (One is 192.168.0.1 and other is 192.168.1.1). Sometimes one of them stutters a bit. How should I alter the settings in one of them so they do not interfere?
Make sure the channels are not over lapping, which what you are describing is a result of the channels either being the same or too close... Channels that do not interfere are channel 1, 6, and 11.

Also if you want 1 continuous network change the second router to 192.168.0.2 disable DHCP and set the SSD to the same SSD as the first router.

Now if you are wanting 2 separate networks 1 basically as a DMZ and the other a protected network, having it subnet'ed out like you have is fine.
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turning off dhcp like mentioned above, giving an router an IP on the same subnet and then plugging any incoming cables from the other router into a LAN jack should just extend ur network like a WAP/switch.

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Also if you want 1 continuous network change the second router to 192.168.0.2 disable DHCP and set the SSD to the same SSD as the first router.
bratas, I assume without some higher end backend support for a wap/repeater system, even with the same ssid, moving through a house/building wont let a computer switch to a stronger wap unless you completely lose connection to the first one... right ?
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To summarize the best solution for performance:
  • Enable a static IP on each router within the same subnet. (ex> 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2)
  • Disable DHCP on one of the routers (leave enabled on WAN/Internet facing one for simplicity).
  • Ensure the DHCP range is outside of your statically assigned addresses (192.168.1.10-75, etc)
  • Use same SSID on both devices, although choose a different channel (1, 6, or 11)
  • Use the same encryption and key on both AP's (preferably WPA2)
  • Connect devices together using the LAN ports

As such everyone in the house will be on the same 'network' and you will have extended wireless coverage. Auto MDI/MDIX should alleviate any crossover cable requirement.

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If you're just extending the range. you should have gone with a this
That's probably one of the more poor suggestions that I've seen..

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Dhcp must be on on the first router and off on the 2nd router.
It does not make a difference which device has DHCP enabled, only that the default gateway is properly set, as it is statically assigned on the device.
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post #10 of 17
having the ssid set the same through out will keep everything seemless. The problem comes if your starting up at the far end furthest away from the primary Router/AP it may not show up with the proper ssid and could have connectivity problems. Hence why setting the SSID the same is best practice.


@Beers - he hit best practices pretty much right on the head and I completely agree on the other statements.

Why yes you could have DHCP enabled on the secondary non-WAN router, that is not a best practice.
Edited by bratas - 5/27/11 at 7:44am
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