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Correct way to have a second router plugged into a mains ada

Feb 10, 2016 10:51AM PST

Hi,

I've currently got a mains adapter coming from my virgin router, and when plugged into my laptop, works fine.

I also have an old netgear router, which when not connected to the mains adapter, works fine.

However when I plug the mains adapter into my netgear router to use it as a wireless AP, connectivity will cut out sporadically. I've tried various DHCP settings, tried putting the second router on a different subnet, however can't get a stable connection. I'm guessing this is some IP/DHCP conflict, as separately they both work fine?

Anyone got any suggestions or experience with this?

Cheers,

Jack

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Clarification Request
Given this slim detail. Google this phrase.
Feb 10, 2016 10:59AM PST

"How to use a router as a WAP?"

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Disable dhcp?
Feb 10, 2016 11:12AM PST

All that ive found is to disable DHCP on the second router, which ive already tried and these issues still seem to be present

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I can't tell what you are doing.
Feb 10, 2016 11:20AM PST

We know that subnet is not the answer. Tell exactly what you are doing so I can see if I can guess why you can't get it to work.

I leave it to you to write every step since how to use a router as a WAP is now all over the web. Tell me your steps, connections and settings.

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Clarification Request
DHCP?
Feb 10, 2016 11:11AM PST

All that ive found is to disable DHCP on the second router, which ive already tried and these issues still seem to be present

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