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Hey ,

I have switched to a new room in the house that doesn't receive a good wireless signal because the router is located on the floor below and on the other side of the house.

I'm wondering if I can connect these two routers which I have together to boost the signal ?
Can i do this wirelessly or will it have to be hardwired?

The two routers are:

AirStation™ N150 Wireless Router - WCR-GN (*This ones connected to the modem*)

http://www.ecost.com/p/Buffalo-Technology-Wireless-Networking/product~dpno~8934642~pdp.gjgbcbj

and the second one:
Trendnet TEW-432BRP

http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?status=view&prod=165_TEW-432BRP


Any help would be appreciated!
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1. Run a wire up to where you want the second router and install the router there. You will have 2 separate wireless networks, so you'll have to manually switch between them depending on where you are in the house.

2. Buy a repeater and position it between your room and the existing router. The signal won't be quite as good as option 1, but since it only boosts the existing network you won't have to switch between wireless networks as you move in and out of range.
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If you can get a old WRT54G you can change it to a "client bridge" and then can use all four ports on the back to connect devices. I have found this option much stronger for signal then a larger antenna on a pci card.

At my old house computer was in the basement corner and the modem/router was on the other side of the house upstairs in a cupboard with using the WRT54G as a bridge I was able to get full signal.
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post

You will have 2 separate wireless networks, so you'll have to manually switch between them depending on where you are in the house.

Please research ESS with regards to Wi-Fi.
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I have a DD-WRT e3000 on the other side of the house connected to my actiontec FIOS router via a long ethernet and it broadcasts it's own wireless signal. Moving between signals is transparent, both networks are named the same and my devices pick the best one.

Edit: The e3000 just forwards everything to the actiontec which does all the dhcp/firewall nonsense.
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Just get an access point. Give it the same SSID and security but different channels. Since your router probably serves dhcp and nat you want to turn that off on the access point.
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