Nowadays, it is possible to configure and connect two wireless routers on a single home network. Installing a new router with the existing one gives it user’s a high speed of internet to access all over. It may also interest you to know that you can use your new (second) router as the range extender or expander. So, are you are a Linksys user? If yes, than you can perform Linksys extender setup for the strongest signals ever.
Note down that many home routers include ‘WDS’ (Wireless Distributed Services) to create multiple ‘Access Points’. On the other hand, many home networks ‘computers’ use only a single router and adding a second router to the WiFi network makes sense in few situations:
- Upgrade a wired network that supports number of WiFi devices.
- Helps in extending the existing wireless range to far corners of the house.
- Creates a separate subnetwork within the home network.
- Also, allows to stream videos among WiFi devices without signal breakage.
- Gives the authority to access Linksys extender login page.
Make the process successfully done with easy and simple steps.
1. Placing a New (Second) Router
To setup a new router, remember you have to place it nearby your computer or laptop. On the other hand, you can use it as Linksys range extender (as mentioned before). Both wired and WiFi routers are best configured from a modem that is connected properly with an Ethernet cable.
Note: The modem you are using to connect with the WiFi router supposed to be up-to-date. After that, you can move the router to its intended location after the process of configuration.
2. Connecting the Second Router (wired)
A second router (new) that doesn’t have wireless capability supposed to be connected with the first router (existing) through an Ethernet cable. Here, you have to plug one end of the cable into the new router’s WAN or internet port. After that, plug the other end into any free port on the existing router (but not in its uplink (WAN) port).
If you are still experiencing issues while connecting your new router, then you are most welcome to call our tech support team anytime on toll-free number (+1-800-924-0563).
Important Note: As soon as your router is configured properly, you can easily Connect to Linksys Extender.
3. Connecting the Second Router (wireless)
WiFi routers can also be connected to each other via USB cable. Connecting two wireless routers is also possible, but mostly the second one will only able to function as a wireless access point. On the other hand, second router is supposed to set up in client mode to utilize its full routing functionality.
In case you are encountering issues while configuring both routers with each other, then contact our tech support team without any delay.
- WiFi Channel Settings for Home Networking Routers
Note down, if your routers are wireless then their WiFi signals can easily interfere with each. It results in causing the most annoying issue i.e. unpredictable network slowdowns, dropped and sluggish connections. On the other hand, wireless routers consist of a certain WiFi frequency ranges known as channels.
Moreover, signal interference occurs when two wireless routers in the same house have same wireless channel number. To fix this issue, consider changing the channel number if your routers as soon as possible.
Essential Note that supposed to be followed:
Wireless routers use different WiFi channels by default depending on the manufacture. Also, remember that these settings can be changed through Linksys extender router login page. To avoid signal interference between two routers, set the first router to using channel ‘1’ or ‘6’ and the second to use channel ‘11’.
5. IP Address Configuration of a new (second) Router
Nowadays, home networking routers have IP address settings depending on their make and model (manufacturer). Remember, the default IP settings of a second router do not require any changes until and unless it is to be configured as an access point.
- Use the Second Router as an Access Point (AP)
Well, this supposes to be a very useful process that enables an additional router to support a ‘subnetwork’ within the range of home network. It is essential to maintain an extra level of control over certain WiFi devices, such as putting extra restrictions on the internet access to avoid unauthorized access.
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