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Hey everyone! I'm having trouble understanding whether I am able to have two wireless routers in my house to create access points for the 3-floor house i live in. Someone told me I can't while another person told me I can. Right now my house looks as follows:

Top Floor
My room has ethernet port where I have a switch so I would want to put a Linksys Wireless Router so that I can have internet wireless in up stairs
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Middle Floor (Ground Floor)
There is also an ethernet port in one of the rooms but I dont really need wireless internet there.
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Basement
Wireless Router + Modem are kept in the basement.

Am I able to have 2x Linksys Wireless Routers in my house which will act as access points for strengthen the connection?

Thanks in advance,
Matt
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Are the ethernet ports coming from your wireless router in your basement? You should be able to. You can set the extre router up to use the same dhcp server if the extra routers are connected to the router that is directly connected to the modem.

Most routers are able to be set as access points.
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Yeah the modem is hooked into the router and the ports around the house are connected to the router. But ok. That's good news then. Thanks so much!
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You should look into DD-WRT for your router. that will open up a ton of features.
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Yes, you can have up to 3 access points in your house before you run into co-channel interference.

1. Set your new AP with a static IP address that is on the same network as your primary router.
2. Turn off the dhcp server in the new router/access point.
3. Configure it to use the same ssid and encryption as the primary router / access point.
4. Make sure both router / access points are set for different channels. (1, 6, or 11)

You can use inSSIder to find out what channels you need to set your access points to.
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Originally Posted by Thorn-Blade View Post
Yes, you can have up to 3 access points in your house before you run into co-channel interference.

1. Set your new AP with a static IP address that is on the same network as your primary router.
2. Turn off the dhcp server in the new router/access point.
3. Configure it to use the same ssid and encryption as the primary router / access point.
4. Make sure both router / access points are set for different channels. (1, 6, or 11)

You can use inSSIder to find out what channels you need to set your access points to.
I don't think he wants seperate networks, I think he just wants to put another access point to increase the range of wireless access.
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I don't think he wants seperate networks, I think he just wants to put another access point to increase the range of wireless access.
And that is what you will get, as this does not create a new network. Please note I stated to set a static IP with in the same network as the primary router / AP. You actaully can't create a second network, and it work correctly on most residental wireless routers. By setting the second AP up as stated above, you will have seamless roaming throughout the house.
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Originally Posted by Thorn-Blade View Post
And that is what you will get, as this does not create a new network. Please note I stated to set a static IP with in the same network as the primary router / AP. You actaully can't create a second network, and it work correctly on most residental wireless routers. By setting the second AP up as stated above, you will have seamless roaming throughout the house.
You could create two wireless networks instead of the ESID you're talking about, it more work and less efficient, but it's perfectly possible with the use of a multilayer switch.

R4MP4G3 just set up the ESID like Thorn-Blade suggested, it's more efficient.
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Originally Posted by Thorn-Blade View Post
Yes, you can have up to 3 access points in your house before you run into co-channel interference.

1. Set your new AP with a static IP address that is on the same network as your primary router.
2. Turn off the dhcp server in the new router/access point.
3. Configure it to use the same ssid and encryption as the primary router / access point.
4. Make sure both router / access points are set for different channels. (1, 6, or 11)

You can use inSSIder to find out what channels you need to set your access points to.
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I'm doing this in my house and it works very well
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Like the previous posters said, install DD-WRT on the routers, and google for the guide on how to configure it to be a WAP (Wireless Access Point). It's in the wiki, I think.
    
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