|Ok, so it has been like 4 hours or so...|
After alot of swearing, pulling out my hair, and cigarettes, I "sort of" have something...
test environment was in my room where the cable connection comes in.
both routers ended up being in "ap" only mode.
main router set up as 192.168.2.1 with an ip range of .2.100 - .2.200. DHCP enabled.
secondary router set up as 192.168.2.253. DHCP disabled.
when i switch one routers wireless off, it stays connected and just transfers all the routing to the other router. working both ways..
the routers are connected via ethernet cable, both through LAN port 1...
so far so good at the moment... i will keep you both updated when i do more extensive testing, but that wont be done until at least tomorrow, unless i wake up a few hours before i go to work again..
thanks once again guys..