Setting up a large home network

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Network connectivity
Network design
Routers
Wi-Fi
I have a large home and the setup looks like this. 

Cable Modem

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Dynex Router - 192.168.1.1 - 255.255.255.0

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Belkin Wireless Router 192.168.2.1 - 255.255.255.0

My problem is that the Belkin works very well in all rooms except the far end of the house.  So I purchased a second Belkin Router 192.168.3.1 - 255.255.255.0 and placed it in the far end of the house.

However, I am now getting intermittent connectivity on router 2.1 and am unable to connect the devices to both routers depending on where in the house I am.  I have the broadcast channels set to 1 and 11 on the two routers and have tried a variety of configurations, but none seem to work well.

What I would like to acheive is the ability to move from room to room and allow good connectivity regardles of where in the house I am.

I'm sure there is a simple answer, but need some assistance in making this happen.  I would appreciate some guidance on the right way to do this.  Your help is appreciated. 

Thanks.



Software/Hardware used:
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry

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this is what you need to do
on the secondary routers disable DHCP, set a new ip for each router (192.168.1.2, and so on) and do not use the internet/wan ports use only the LAN ports, this will effectively make them work as switches and let you provide signal throughout your house

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  • Sixball
    In addition to the LAN-to-LAN config mentioned above, Set your wireless SSID's, security passwords and channels to the same values, and you effectively set up a wireless roaming situation - where you can walk from one end of the house to the other nd never lose signal...
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