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Connect wifi router to another wifi router wirelessly

by skifidude1996 / May 19, 2012 9:00 PM PDT

I have a Totolink N300RG currently set up and I would like to get another router to connect wirelessly to it from another part of my house, thereby expanding WiFi range.
Is this possible and if so, how do I do it and what kind of router should the second one be. Is there any other way to do this

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That's called a wifi expander/extender.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2012 4:18 AM PDT

Some routers do, some don't. Check your prospective device's spec!

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What about wireless bridging?
by skifidude1996 / May 20, 2012 6:21 AM PDT

I don't have a prospective device, my choice of device will be based primarily on info from the internet about this purpose. I did read something about wireless bridging, so what about that?

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I have a bridge.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2012 8:25 AM PDT

I'd NOT a WiFi extender. It is a bridge that I use from WiFi to Ethernet for my HDTV which we know those have mediocre USB WiFi dongles.

I can however take my WiFi bridge and configure a common router as a WAP to extend the coverage in my home.

You may want to try a WiFi extender or repeater but keep in mind I never use those since I tend to use the bridge and router solution.
Bob

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