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My question is I want to add the G router back in, but not as a bridge. I want to have a dedicated N network and a dedicated G network. I have 2 devices that can only support G. Will this cause an issue having 2 wireless routers sitting next to each other? Is there a better way to wire things with my current setup? Where should I plug the G router in?
Is your wireless N router not G compatible? I bet if you check the specifications on it, you'll find it does B, G as well as N. If it does do G, you do not need to connect the G router.
If it doesn't, then yes, you would need to add the G router.
If it comes to adding the G router, read my guide, use the "LAN port to LAN port" scenario. You could connect the G router to either a LAN port on the N router, or to a free port on the switch (it connects to the N router after all so it's essentially the same thing as plugging directly into the N). Configure it as per my guide.
The big consideration here with dual routers is interferance. When configuring the G router, you would want it on a separate channel from the N. Ideally I would have something like the N on channel 1 and the G on channel 11. Wireless channels do overlap, but you only have to go about 2 or 3 channels over to avoid interferance so you could go 1 and 6 as easily as 1 and 11. Just make sure you have minimum 3 channels between.
I would configure the WLAN on the G router with the exact same SSID and encryption level (hopefully you're using WPA) and password as the N WLAN. If you connect everything correctly and disable DHCP on the G router, it's clients will get their TCP/IP settings from the DHCP server on the N router.
You said, "I would *highly* recommend plugging it into the Modem directly."
If the OP's modem is not a combo unit then it will only have one LAN port. Even if it had more than one LAN port, you wouldn't want to plug into the modem, you'd want to plug into the N router or the switch.
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