Daisy chaining Wireless Routers

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How do I daisy chain another wireless router to my existing network?  I am an ATT consumer and have just got a new wireless router with an upgrade from DSL to the Fiber Optic feed.  The new router continuosly goes offline approximately every 3 - 4 days and I have to unplug the power supply and plug back in and it comes back online - I would like to daisy chanin my old 2Wire wireless router to the new setup to extend the signal further to my garage (the old router (2Wire) used to be strong enough to give a signal to my garage where my music is setup but the new router's signal strength is considerable weaker)

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windows 7 with a cisco router on att fiber optic feed
ASKED: October 19, 2011  4:27 PM
UPDATED: November 6, 2011  5:50 AM

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What you’re describing sounds like wireless bridging or repeating. A few issues with that include:

1) Repeating is typically done by Access Points, not the routers you described.

2) The routers you’re using may not support the “wirless bridge” or “wireless repeater” functions, thus referring back to #1

3) Repeating wireless signal effectively cuts your wireless throughput in half for each WAP-to-WAP connections, so this could potentially make your connections worse.

Lastly, if your router keeps dying on you, either upgrade the firmware and reconfigure it, or replace it with a more stable device…

Hi there…

Using two Linksys wireless routers I managed to daisy chain them to allow wireless devices to access the Web. Router 1 is on floor 1 and Router 2 is on floor 2, same building.

Router 1 is connected to the ISP cable modem and gets a dynamically asigned Internet IP from some ISP router. DHCP is on. IP on the LAN is 192.168.1.1. Router 2 has its Internet port connected to one of the Router 1 Ethernet ports; IP is 192.168.1.254 and gtwy is 192.168.1.1. DHCP Is also on. DNS’s on both routers are the same.

They work perfectly well. Devices attached to wireless1on floor 1 and to wireless 2 on floor 2, navigate the web perfectly well.

Bye.
Gerardo
Guriasl@yahoo.com

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  • DoneThat
    "Extend the signal". I did something different. During the height of the FiOS vs. Cablevision wars...I put a Linksys WRT610 in front of the Verizon ActionTec. I shut off DHCP on the Linksys and shut off wireless capability on the ActionTec. The Linksys has a much stronger signal...reached everywhere I needed. There's a bonus. I switched back and forth between Verizon and Cablevision TWICE due to their attempting to raise prices after the "promo period" was over. Since all my wireless was to my own router, I simply turned DHCP back on for Cablevision and off again for Verizon. No changes to my PCs. Gary
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  • Gerardou
    Hi there... Using two Linksys wireless routers I managed to daisy chain them to allow wireless devices to access the Web. Router 1 is on floor 1 and Router 2 is on floor 2, same building. Router 1 is connected to the ISP cable modem and gets a dynamically asigned Internet IP from some ISP router. DHCP is on. IP on the LAN is 192.168.1.1. Router 2 has its Internet port connected to one of the Router 1 Ethernet ports; IP is 192.168.1.254 and gtwy is 192.168.1.1. DHCP Is also on. DNS's on both routers are the same. They work perfectly well. Devices attached to wireless1on floor 1 and to wireless 2 on floor 2, navigate the web perfectly well. Bye. Gerardo Guriasl@yahoo.com
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