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Windows 7: Can you connect two routers to one network

17 Nov 2010   #1
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Can you connect two routers to one network

I have my main PC which I have moved within the house and the speed etc is all fine

My 2nd PC is downstairs and is connected wirelessly - however after moving the main PC the connection is pretty slow and frequently drops.

I have a spare router can this be plugged into either the main router to boost performance or to the 2nd PC rather than use the WIFI card


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17 Nov 2010   #2
DxxS

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

You should be able to plug in the 2nd router to the main one and set it up as an access point, im not sure if you could use it as a receiver.
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17 Nov 2010   #3
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

What would connecting the two routers give me - an increase in performance?
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17 Nov 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

You will not see a performance in 2 routers unless you have 5+ pcs that are active behind each one.
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17 Nov 2010   #5
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok thanks I dont think this is going to help then - I am trying to boost the reception on my wireless PC which is receiving poor performance.

I can look at changing the Wireless receiver or/and getting different arials for the router - I dont want to spend money aimlessly though - any tips ?

Thanks
Kwack
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17 Nov 2010   #6
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

well one option you have regarding that is if you can and dont mind running an Ethernet cable across your house to try to the other router. MAKE SURE ALL SETINGS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME (except the IP, and it is in router mode not gateway.)
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17 Nov 2010   #7
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Thought about that but that would mean a cable of about 20m downstairs etc

and not sure that is practical
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17 Nov 2010   #8
Snakeyeskm

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

if the second router is a wireless one you can use it as a bridge/repeater/access point between the location of your wireless PC and your primary router (as suggested by DxxS earlier). This should definitely boost your signal reception.
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17 Nov 2010   #9
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Signal / practical. Snakeyeskm that would only help the op if the access points were spread around the house.... You cant just stack two on top of each other and expect to get better signal....
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17 Nov 2010   #10
Snakeyeskm

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Maybe I was not clear in my post. But using the second wireless router as a repeater located "between the location" of the primary router and the wireless PC will make a difference. I am using a similar setup myself. Thanks for the clarification. Cheers.
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