Extend the range of your Wifi network by Connecting Two Wireless Routers Together
connect your existing router with another router with an Ethernet cable.
- Two routers need not have to be from the same manufacturer
- It is suggested that the length of the LAN cable connecting the two routers should not exceed 100m and that you should avoid having any joints in the cable. LAN cables are pretty cheap
- If you have a compatible router, Experts suggest upgrading the firmware to DD-WRT as that will slightly boost the wireless signal plus you’ll get access to tons of other settings in your router.
- If you have enabled Wi-Fi security in your previous router, use the same settings in your new router as well.
- It is important that you assign different SSIDs to the two routers else the same network name will appear twice in your wireless network connections window.
- If you don’t remember the username of your router, try these combinations – root + admin, admin + admin, admin + password or admin (as username) and no password.Id
- The default IP address of routers is often 192.168.1.1. Make that you two connected routers have a different IP address else there’ll be a conflict.