Connecting Two Wireless Routers to Extend Coverage

Connect Two Routers

Want to extend wireless Internet coverage? There is a way to do what you want. You need two wireless routers and two Ethernet cables for this purpose. The cables you need should be 30 ft or less. Here the brand of two wireless routers is not important and you can use two different wireless routers of two different companies. If there is anything that matters that is your ability to login as an administrator on both of the wireless routers. Anyone can use two wireless routers if he wants to extend the range of his wireless network. It is very easy.

You need two wireless routers and two Ethernet cables.

Read also: How to Use a Router as a Repeater

How to Connect two Routers

  • The first step is to connect the second router to an already functioning wireless network. Ask your Internet provider to install a modem, if you don’t have a wireless network. Use an Ethernet cable to connect your modem to the Internet port of your router and when you are done, turn them on.
  • Make sure that your Internet connection on the current router is working.
  • Now you are required to log into your router as an administrator. In order to view the administrator’s login fields, enter the IP address of your router on an Internet browser. You will login in order to access the router’s configuration utilities and record the SSID.
  • Now switch off the router and modem. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the two routers and when you are done switch on your second router and connect it to your computer.
  • Here you need to make sure that the IP address and SSID on your second router are different from IP address and SSID of the switched-off router. If the IP address of both is 192.168.1.1. Then you need to change it to 192.168.2.1. Similarly, change the SSIDs in the configuration utilities, if they are same too.
  • Now it is time to connect to the router but before you do that make sure that the modem is connected to the WAN Ethernet port on the first router. Now use the second Ethernet cable, you have, to connect the second router to the first router. (The other end of the cable is to be inserted into the WAN port of the second router).
  • Ensure that both, the first and second routers, are set to the same password. Now it is time to test new extended network coverage and it can be done by simply checking your internet signal on your computer in new physical location. Try accessing a website you never accessed before just to check the performance of your new extended network coverage.

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