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Using 2 Routers

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

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  1. Dark Vader

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. centauricw

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    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

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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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