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Working with 3 routers on my house

Discussion in 'Networking' started by hectorviov, Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. hectorviov

    hectorviov Thread Starter

    Feb 11, 2013
    So I have the next setup:

    1st router - Cisco Linksys WRT120N
    2nd router - Cisco Linksys WAG120N
    3rd router - Apple Airport Express

    the 1st router is connected to the Internet via an ethernet cable to the modem my ISP provided me. 2nd and 3rd routers are also connected to the 1st router with an ethernet cable.

    I've managed to setup all three of them working correctly with the same SSID and wherever I am I get internet and the same LAN. The problem is, when I am on my computer it switches automatically between routers and I loose the Internet connection for a while. How can I force my computer to stay connected to one router?

    Also another question, how can I do a seamless router changing? When I am walking in my home on my phone or a laptop I notice that when it changes from router to router it disconnects and then connects again to the other router.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    P.S. Sorry if this kind of setup has been posted, I am new to the forums.
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 30, 2008
    The problems you've experienced is precisely why having independent wireless routers set up this way provides less than ideal roaming. If you want seemless roaming between APs, you'll need to upgrade to wireless controller type system.

    Some options you can explore here are from Aruba Networks/Dell with the Instant AP system, Meraki, or Ubiquiti. But be prepared as these systems are substantially more money than your run of the mill SOHO/consumer wireless router.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Use different SSIDs and make sure that the preferred network stays within range.
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