thank you for all the replies
CommonTater: basically because i dont like the idea of hooking the router up to a telephone extension lead, it is connected straight into the BT test socket so as to get the best connection, and as i have a 2nd router anyway, so i thought id try it out,
What it won't do is change channels while connected...
When you disconnected the one she was connected to, you effectively broke the connection, forcing it to reconnect on the other channel.
so if i change both routers to transmit on the same channel do you think that would do it?
MDR: not quite sure i understand what you mean, i i have put router 2 into bridge mode now, but can't find a way to set the gateway, the only option i can find is to change the actual routers ip address but if i change the 2nd router's IP address to 192.168.1.1 (the gateway's address) won't that cause a conflict on the network? as 2 devices will have the same IP address
acurasad: ideally id like to be able to transfer files too, but even if it's just the internet that would be better than nothing
its not really a big deal, the network works, it would just be nice if i could figure out how to get it to switch automatically without disconnecting and reconnecting if she goes up or downstairs
update: right, i set both routers to transmit on Channel 1, still the same thing happened, connected back to the gateway when router 2 was turned off, but wouldn't switch back again
I have a feeling there is something very simple i'm missing, some kind of wireless setting that im missing, everything in the network infrastructure is working fine, its just the wireless bit