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Using an old DIR-655 for an access point w/ Asus RT-N66U

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I currently have a RT-N66U but it doesn't give me great signal in certain parts of the house.

I want to setup an access point and possibly use my old Dlink DIR-655. I want to strictly use Wireless-N. Now I know my DIR-655 does wireless-N but only at N300 vs. the RT-N66U at N900.

So my question is, by me using the DIR-655 as an access point, am I weakening my entire wireless network's signal by using an N300 router as an access point? Obviously I'm not quite sure how access points work, although from what I've read I shouldn't have a problem setting it up...Thanks for any help.
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All you really have to do is disable NAT and DHCP on the router you want to use as an access point. Connect the Network cables to the switch ports of the router, not the internet port (which uses NAT). Then just create the same SSID on both routers with the same encryption and password and it will work just fine. If you are moving around with your devices (phone, laptop, tablet) they should auto connect to the strongest signal. You may have to disable the adapter and re-enable it sometimes but that is just how it works.
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