Two separate routers on one network?

Linksys Wrt54g wireless router
August 4, 2009 at 17:25:46
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I'm moving in to my new place soon and I have a room in the basement with a cable hookup. My roommate is upstairs with another, and we each have a router and modem. I really prefer to have a wired connection from my router for my desktop and he would like wireless for the upstairs and downstairs.

We've had problems in the past with wireless connections losing strength with my Linksys wrt54g, so we upgraded our service to a higher bandwidth. My question is: will we have any specific problems if we hook up his router for wireless upstairs and mine for one wired connection and wireless downstairs (sharing files is not a concern). How will this affect bandwidth use and setup? thanks in advance

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August 5, 2009 at 06:43:08
My router goes from the cellar to the top floor with no problem. My brother uses wireless upstairs & I use wired in the cellar. You shouldn't need a second router.

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August 5, 2009 at 08:02:54
"so we upgraded our service to a higher bandwidth"

That has no effect on wireless service.

You don't have to worry about file sharing because you are on two different networks so no files/games in common.

You do need to make sure each wireless setup is on a different channel so they don't conflict.

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