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Using 2 Routers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Dark Vader, May 2, 2013.

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  1. Dark Vader

    Dark Vader Thread Starter

    Apr 24, 2005
    Currently, I have the D-Link 2640B router which has an ADSL modem built into it. I use it for surfing the internet and for VOIP. I have a CISCO VOIP ATA plugged into one of its Ethernet port.

    I want to stream HD 720p video to my WDTV Live Media Player which is connected to a HDTV but the D-Link 2640B router doesn't do this well since the download and upload speeds are quite low. Because of this, I was thinking of buying another router that has the 802.11 N standard. Would I be able to use my D-Link 2640B router with a another router for streaming HD 720p videos at the same time? Would I be able to get Windows 7 to connect to both of the routers at the same time?

  2. centauricw


    Jun 26, 2010
    In this case, you'll want to use the 802.11n router as just an access point with the router function turned off and the wireless function on the D-Link turned off. You cannot connect to two wireless access points at the same time, so the new 802.11n will be for wireless connections while the D-Link handles the Internet connection.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    What download speed are you supposed to be getting?

    What download speed do you actually measure with Speedtest.net with an ethernet connection to the modem/router? With a wireless connection in the vicinity of the TV?
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