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Windows 7: How do I use two routers in the same network?

04 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
For the record, there is such a thing called a Wireless LAN Switch. Which functions smiler to a wired Switch but broadcast both wired and wireless.
Which is basically a router with DHCP turned off.

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04 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Which is basically a router with DHCP turned off.
No, a Wireless switch is not the same thing as a router with DHCP off.

If you go and buy a wireless router, you are buying three things. A router, a switch, a wireless hub. They just happen to all be in the same package. You see all those ports on the back of the router? Usually about five? That is the switch portion. Normally next to the outbound line port. The router portion, takes the external and translate traffic from the internal network that is connected to the switch inside the same box, vise verse. The same with the wireless access point.

A consumer router contains all three in a single package, for the sake of simpler operations for "consumers". In turn more expensive then getting something that is not a hybrid of different devices.
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05 Sep 2011   #13

Win7 & Win8 64bit


You might want to look on some other options as well like wireless extenders/repeaters or high gain wireless devices.
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