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Lan-to-Lan Connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by betloggin, Mar 23, 2015.

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  1. betloggin

    betloggin Thread Starter

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    WiFi signal of my Zyxel P-660HN-T1A (ISP provided) gets weak when I go 2nd floor of our house. I have an extra router (Linksys WRT120N) and plans to use it as secondary router to boost signal. However, I do not know how to configure it as I am ot a computer savvy. Please help me. I am using an ASUS Transformer TP300LA (no LAN port and optical drive). OS in use: Windows 8.1 SL.
     
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    you would need to run a cable between the two routers
    OR you could use powerline adapters - which use the domestic electrical house wiring to transfer the signal , providing the wiring is of reasonable quality and on the same consumer unit.

    then you configure as follows
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    Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

    Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

    full details here
    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Connecting_two_SOHO_broadband_routers_together

    Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

    Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

    Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

    Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

    Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

    Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

    This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

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