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my room is upstaris and i have my modem and router in my room. i would like to keep them there. however downstairs range is not so good as cieling comes into play.
main router i am using is :- Netgear WNDR4500
i have extra router:- Belkin N300

so i was thinking if i can place 2nd router Belkin N300 downstairs to extend wireless range downstairs too.

If 2nd router can be attached wirelessly (i can place it downstairs where i get fair range of 1st router) that would be great.
however if that is not possible i can use large ethernet cable to connect both routers.
i only need to extend range and if there is any basic tutorial available i can follow to configure it.
post #2 of 9
if you set up the Belkin as the main and put DD-wrt on the Netgear you should be able to do what you want
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post #3 of 9
You can use a second router as a 2nd wireless access point, just make sure you disable any services such as DHCP on it.

You will probably have to connect the routers with an ethernet cable if they don't support wireless bridging.
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post #4 of 9
Remember wireless bridging cuts thoroughput in half using basic components. Commercial there are other options. Best bet is to use a hard wire (cat5/6) to connect the belkin to the network. Then set it up as a WAP. Make sure to turn off all dhcp. If you cannot set it up as a basic WAP. Then you may be able to double Nat using static routes. From the belkin to the main router.

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post #5 of 9
I'd say run the Netgear as your main and find a cheap Repeater or DD-WRT compatible Router that can run as a dedicated Repeater.
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You could do what I did, use a cheap 100 mbit power-line kit to provide a Ethernet connection for another wireless "dumb" router on another floor. I can get sustained 7-8 MB/s transfer speeds which is way more than enough for internet access and basic file sharing.
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thumb.gif thank you everybody for suggestions
i have configured my second router (belkin) as AP with small ethernet wire to test... it works fine.
but i think i am gonna use some cheap repeater as they dont cost much and no wires involved.
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Get powerline to connect both the routers if you don't want any wire
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcurrent View Post

Get powerline to connect both the routers if you don't want any wire

+1

Powerline is great, most kits will only get you 100 mbit, but that's still more than enough for internet and will still yield ~10 MB/s file transfers/streaming.
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