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Windows 7: A router question.

18 Oct 2012   #1
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
A router question.

Right now, my Internet is coming into my house into a box that my provider installed, then that box is connected to my router, I'm wondering if I can connect another router to that Ethernet port that is on my router, I want to make it so I have 2 different wifi connection points. I can supply the router models of needed.


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18 Oct 2012   #2
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

You can connect one router to another to gain an additional connection point..... Just use an ethernet cable from the first router and connect to one of the ethernet ports on the 2nd router, not the WAN (internet IN) port...

The router will have one WAN and usually four LAN ports, you want to go from LAN to LAN... Hope that makes sense...
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18 Oct 2012   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Along with Sedril advice...if you're going to use a second wireless router make sure to turn the DCHP off on the second router, other wise you'll get some router conflicts.

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18 Oct 2012   #4
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is a good tutorial on this in the turorial section. can't provide link from my phone.
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18 Oct 2012   #5
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

But i want to make a whole entire new connection point, is that possible or no?
And if it isnt, what could i buy/do to make it that way?
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18 Oct 2012   #6
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jemjem787 View Post
But i want to make a whole entire new connection point, is that possible or no?
And if it isnt, what could i buy/do to make it that way?
If you want to have a totally new and separate connection point, you will have to call the ISP and request a second line-in with modem. This will mean having a second bill every month also.
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18 Oct 2012   #7
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

what's the reason for a whole new connection?
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19 Oct 2012   #8
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Okay, thankyou.
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19 Oct 2012   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jemjem787 View Post
Okay, thankyou.
You don't need a second line in from your ISP to create another access point, you only need a dedicated wireless A/P for that which is a bit easier to set up than a second router and is made to do exactly what you are asking about.

You don't need to disable DHCP or assign a static IP with this access point, just plug into LAN port to LAN on other router or plug in through a switch and then access the A/P's set up page at dlinkap to set up the wireless settings.

Amazon.com: D-Link DAP-1522 Extreme 4-Port Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless-N Bridge/Access Point: Electronics
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