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Help, I need better internet range!


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miss5656

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Hi all, I have a d-link WBR-2310 router and I have a Linksys wrt54g2 v1 router which is my main router the one I get my wireless internet from at the moment. I was wondering if I can somehow us one of these routers as an extender or booster by putting them both on my system? I really don't enough money at the moment to purchase a range extender/booster or anything. Can someone please tell me which router would be best to use as my main router or if I could somehow use them both to get better wireless internet range?
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The Noodle

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As far as I know you can't extend your wireless range by using two routers, well not if their in the same location.

If you connect one router to the other via a ethernet cable you can put the second router anywhere the cable will reach. Alternatively you can by a replacement antenna for either of your routers.

After a quick google search I found this, I ordered one and it should be here in a few days, at which point I'll be able to give youa personal recommendation.

If you don't want to spend any money at all then have a look at this page, its got a few tips to improve your wireless coverage.
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Jordi Ruiz

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Hello, unfortunately, like said The Noodle you only can extend your wifi by connecting the two routers in wired mode. Reading the d-link manual I find this:

Connect to Another Router
If you are connecting the D-Link router to another router to use as a wireless access point and/or switch, you will have to do the following before connecting the router to your network:
• Disable UPnP™
• Disable DHCP
• Change the LAN IP address to an available address on your network. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a DHCP address from your other router.
To connect to another router, please follow the steps below:
1. Plug the power into the router. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192.168.0.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. If you need to change the settings, write down your existing settings before making any changes. In most cases, your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer.
2. Open a web browser and enter http://192.168.0.1 and press Enter. When the login window appears, set the user name to admin and leave the password box empty. Click OK to continue.
3. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.
4. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server server checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.
5. Under Router Settings, enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1.
6. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network.
7. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. Do not plug anything into the WAN port of the D-Link router.
8. You may now use the other 3 LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. To configure your wireless network, open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Refer to the Configuration and Wireless Security sections for more information on setting up your wireless network.

Reading this the only solution is buy an access point :-(
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