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2 Wireless Hot Spots? The advantage?

by Reaper2794 / August 28, 2009 4:29 PM PDT

Hey guys. We bought a wireless router a long time ago so we got wireless access. Well now we got sent a new free modem by our ISP and the modem also has its own WiFi router built in.

So now we have 2 wireless hot spots but they both leech off of our DSL from home so I figure connecting to either one will have the same effect on our DSL.

Is there any point of having 2 wi-fi hotspots leeching off of the same DSL modem? I have a password on both if that helps with anything.

Just curious thank you for your time and efforts.

~ Reaper ~

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One word.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2009 11:23 PM PDT

Coverage. 2 spots would cover the site better than one.

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Same location >.>
by Reaper2794 / August 29, 2009 8:01 AM PDT
In reply to: One word.

Yea except they're in the same spot so yeah.

I obviously itll give me more coverage I was wondering if there were any other advantages. Like I said this happened unintentionally so the modem and the router are in the same place. Its enough for our whole house so we basically have a 2nd useless network in a sense :/

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Still coverage.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2009 12:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Same location >.>

And redundancy. Since the 2 units are not identical you will find spots where one reaches better than the other.

Why fix this?

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by Reaper2794 / August 30, 2009 4:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Still coverage.

Alright thank you I was just curious.

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