My daughter is moving into a college apartment this summer; they just set up cable and internet there. No ethernet ports, not that it matters anyway because she and her friends like and are used to wireless.
So right now, it's just the cable coming into a modem, and then they have to take turns plugging into a modem.
I just bought a D-Link DIR-601 Wireless N 150 router online. I'd like to configure it from home (where I have the comfort of my office setup and computer), then just let her take it to the apartment, where if done right, it will already work with her computer because I'll have tested it on that one. Then it will be a relatively simple matter (neither she nor her friends are too tech-savvy) to add the other computers in the apartment.
My plan is to plug the new router into my existing Netgear one, then configure a new wireless network from that) - get the WPA2 working, all that, and in then in the end have a WLAN with just my daughter's computer on it.
So my two biggest questions are:
- Is it possible to plug one router into a second one, and set up a new and separate WLAN from the new router?
- Will those settings then hold in the new router if it's unplugged for several days, taken to a different location, and plugged into a different modem?