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Windows 7: using old router up stairs along side new router downstairs?

07 Jun 2014   #1
morgon80

windows 10 64 bit
 
 
using old router up stairs along side new router downstairs?

hi again, i had a new router turn up from talk talk as the last one we had was a few years old but still works fine. i am wondering since i have new router downstairs can i use the old router upstairs so we have a good solid signal through all of house? if so what is the best method for this as the routers both have different names and passwords which isnt a issue but what i am concerned about is will this mean depending on what router is strong at the time the internet on a device will flick between the two routers meaning loss of signal and defeat my aim?

thanks


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07 Jun 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. Not sure how Talk talk routers work .. As i am with a different ISP but i remember some time ago the Router i had became faulty it would still work but only through the Earthnet Connection ... So i was sent a new one and tried to use the old one upstairs .. The problem was it would not work because it needed to be activated .. Maybe in your case it might be different ..
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07 Jun 2014   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Two WiFi router won't get a stronger signal. Each device will connect to one at a time as far as I know.
They would probably flip-flop as you said and could cause interference issues.

One way to get a stronger signal is a WiFi signal booster which plugs it the wall and router and uses house wiring as an antenna/aerial.
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07 Jun 2014   #4
morgon80

windows 10 64 bit
 
 

i will have a look online and check out signal boosters thanks for help
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07 Jun 2014   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Argos is the place to look
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07 Jun 2014   #6
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

And, with two routers, it is likely you will have a double NAT situation.

This is an explanation of double NAT..

http://inmethod.com/forum/posts/list/908.page

It is very technical, so don't worry if you don't understand too much of it. The point is that, for most people, double NAT is not what you want, and can cause issues. There are solutions, however.
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08 Jun 2014   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes it's easy to set up the secondary router as a wireless access point but you would need to run an Ethernet cable to the desired location for the secondary router. Double NAT, repeat IP's, default gateway's etc. is not going to be a problem once you turn off DHCP on the secondary router.

Yes it can increase signal strength where the signal was weak using just one router, the secondary router can cover the rest of the house. This is standard procedure for setting up a secondary wireless A/P.

You will want to plug those routers in LAN port to LAN port then it's most important to turn off DHCP on the secondary router. Eventually the secondary router will pick up an IP from the first router. This will place everything into the first routers subnet so everything will be using the same default gateway etc.

I would take a wireless access point over any type of network bridge or wireless signal booster any day.
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08 Jun 2014   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Rob, I'm glad we have some knowledgeable network people.
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