How to set up two routers

August 11, 2017 at 06:55:08
Specs: Zyxel router
Heya everyone, I've just ordered a router off eBay as my current one is very slow, I was planning to attach it to my current router using an ethanet cable and use the new one to boast the signal

When it arrives is there anything I should know? Or will it even work?


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#1
August 11, 2017 at 08:12:49
What do you mean by slow? Are you talking about bandwidth from the internet? If so, that's controlled by your provider, not your router and is typically slower than what your router is capable of. How old is the unit?

Or, are you referring to bandwidth between LAN clients? If so, are you talking between wired (wired client to wired client) or wireless clients (wifi to wifi) or a combination of the two (wired to wifi or vice versa)?

Remember, wireless will never have the same reliability or bandwidth of a wired connection.

As to whether or not adding a second router is do-able, it is. In fact, I have a "how-to" guide for doing so. Simply click on my name above in my response then scroll down to "How-to posts by Curt R" and click on the one labeled: Add a second router to your LAN

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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August 12, 2017 at 04:34:32
Hiya thanks for your answer, slow was probably the wrong word, it sorta over loads or something, a lot of people connect to it and I use it for gaming online and quite often it'll just cut out and the red light comes on, so irrating, I was hoping a second router would fox that

And thanks I'll check out your guide when the router arrives~


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#3
August 12, 2017 at 05:09:15
It . . . probably won't help? You're going to have to plug one router into the other, and that router is going to have to handle the traffic of both routers. That'd make the other router pointless, yeah?

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