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post #1 of 5
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Hello

I am using wifi from a wireless router on my first floor, and I was wondering if I put a router upstairs, with network bridging from the first, then hook up my computer to that with Ethernet, will I get a better internet speed?

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post #2 of 5
Depends on how strong the signal is on the computer but yeah you should get better speeds as the wifi cant be interfered with through walls/other variables in the property.

Just dont expect it to double it, you might only gain a few KB/Mbps its worth a shot thats for sure. thumb.gif
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No speed better than the ISP is providing
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post #4 of 5
It can be done, but its usefulness will depend on several factors.
There are alot of products on the market, and they aren't always compatible with each other. The best way to do it would be to use two identical routers, assuming they have the feature you need.
Personally, i have used two netgear WNR3500L's in Repeater mode without issue. You have to set each router to use the same wireless channels and you can only use WEP encryption however.
If you live in a crowded area i would recommend looking for something that will work at a higher encryption level. thumb.gif
post #5 of 5
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Thanks for the quick replies.

Yes, I got two identical routers for this anyways

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