|Many months ago, I bought an ASUS wireless N router. At the time, I didn't have any N devices so I had it configured for G. I recently bought a Roku 2 XS which supports N plus my kid is home from college with a newer laptop that supports N, so I enabled it in the router settings. Of course, then my G devices didn't work because the signal was "N only". So what I did was connect my old D-Link G router to the ASUS router (LAN to LAN), disabled DCHP on the D-Link, and setup an SSID & passphrase. Everything seems to be working fine with all devices this way.|
Here's my questions: by doing the above, did I split the bandwidth? The reason I'm asking is because I was considering a different approach that I know will split the bandwidth. The D-Link will not work as a repeater but the ASUS will. I was thinking of using the D-Link as the primary wireless & configuring the ASUS as a repeater & placing it on the 2nd floor. I realize this will mean my wireless signal wil be G only but I should get better coverage (I'm hoping to extend the range to my detached garage). Is there a better way?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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