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can you run two wireless routers?

would it work if i hooked up two routers in one home? my ps3 runs like crap wireless, so i moved the router closer, and now my sis's laptop doesnt connect cause the signal is weak...




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would it work if i hooked up two routers in one home? my ps3 runs like crap wireless, so i moved the router closer, and now my sis's laptop doesnt connect cause the signal is weak...
Not unless you have two different cable modems
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you could get a router with a further range and also get an antenna to pick up the signal better.
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would it work if i hooked up two routers in one home? my ps3 runs like crap wireless, so i moved the router closer, and now my sis's laptop doesnt connect cause the signal is weak...
How big of a house? I had a 2300 sq ft house and all I had to do was buy a $15 external antenna for my Linksys. Worked like a charm.

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Change your routers wifi fluid with a higher quality wifi fluid. That should enhance your wifis signal 10-fold.
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How big of a house? I had a 2300 sq ft house and all I had to do was buy a $15 external antenna for my Linksys. Worked like a charm.
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Not unless you have two different cable modems
i do have a spare modem laying around...




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Fred, just get this - http://cgi.ebay.com/Hawking-Hi-Gain-...item35a4e04460

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I have a 2wire wireless modem/router and had a linksys wireless router hooked up to it at one time. I had all wireless equipment go thru the linksys and 2 xboxs and a ps3 hard wired to the 2wire.

So it can be done.
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yes, you can run two wireless routers. you will have to change the default ip address of the secondary and you will have to disable routing to effectively turn it into a bridge.

it's easier to just add a wireless access point instead of using a router.
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yes, you can run two wireless routers. you will have to change the default ip address of the secondary and you will have to disable routing to effectively turn it into a bridge.

it's easier to just add a wireless access point instead of using a router.
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Not quite.

Using 2 routers would be silly as mentioned. Another AP is more sensible and can be had on CL cheap.

Once you have it, in general you can only use channels 1, 6 and 11. I noticed most consumer wireless crap is on 6. So it would be good to use 1 and 11 in your house. If you leave both on the same channel, they will interfere with each other.

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Oh, either way I strongly recommend the antenna route in general.

Although I have not researched heavily in the last year or so...I avoid doing the "turn up the power" method. Since it has been known to happen that you turn up the TX power on the AP. Great, now your device thinks it has 90-100% signal. However, some host devices don't automatically turn up their power. So, in reality your signal still sucks since your host device is barely able to TX to the AP.

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