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I live in a two story house and the cable modem and router are at the back of the house on the bottom floor. My dad has a computer on the opposite end of the second floor, and the speed is terrible.

Is there a way to plug in another router somewhere in the middle, so the computers further away can connect to it? I currently have a WRT54GS flashed to DD-WRT as my only router.
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Proceed with the following:

  • Assign Router2 an IP address within the same subnet but outside of the DHCP range of Router1
  • Change WiFi settings on Router2 to match Router1 except using an opposite channel.
  • Connect devices together using a LAN port on each device
  • Profit
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Thanks! Is what I'm looking for actually a wireless repeater or range extender?

I was looking at this router

this

or this one

to flash to DD-WRT.

Will they work with WPA2 as a bridge/repeater/range extender?
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As long as they support DD-WRT then you shouldn't have an issue. Any new router will support WPA2. What i recommend is a little different from beers. I recommend that you get the WNDR3400 since it has a broadcom platform and DD-WRT supports wireless repeating with broadcom devices. Instead of playing with the channels it is on, just set it to a different subnet than your other router is on. For example, if router 1 is 192.168.1.1 then router2 would become 192.168.2.1.

here is documentation from DD-WRT on how to set this up as a repeater - http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Universal_Wireless_Repeater
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As long as they support DD-WRT then you shouldn't have an issue. Any new router will support WPA2. What i recommend is a little different from beers. I recommend that you get the WNDR3400 since it has a broadcom platform and DD-WRT supports wireless repeating with broadcom devices. Instead of playing with the channels it is on, just set it to a different subnet than your other router is on. For example, if router 1 is 192.168.1.1 then router2 would become 192.168.2.1.
here is documentation from DD-WRT on how to set this up as a repeater - http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Universal_Wireless_Repeater

Ah, well I ended up ordering a Belkin Sharemax n300 F7D3301 for $22 which appears to be broadcom. Thanks, read up on the instructions, and it seems pretty simple.
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awesome, happy networking! you can pm me if you have any issues.
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If ur house runs on only one power circuit u could consider using homeplugs which connects a few points of the house via power plug socket and transmit stable internet speed within the power circuit.
Certainly linking via homeplug chances are u would not get maximum bandwidth other than the computer linking to the cable modem but definitely u would get good bandwidth and stable connection.

In cases where wireless couldn't reach certain parts of a house or gets disconnected easily homeplug is the way to go.

Below is a link of an intro of Aztech homeplug, which u could use as a reference.
[Aztech Home Plug]
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If ur house runs on only one power circuit u could consider using homeplugs which connects a few points of the house via power plug socket and transmit stable internet speed within the power circuit.
Certainly linking via homeplug chances are u would not get maximum bandwidth other than the computer linking to the cable modem but definitely u would get good bandwidth and stable connection.
In cases where wireless couldn't reach certain parts of a house or gets disconnected easily homeplug is the way to go.
Below is a link of an intro of Aztech homeplug, which u could use as a reference.
[Aztech Home Plug]

or you could get a 20 dollar router and turn it into a repeater with DD-WRT for a fraction of the cost.
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