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I need help creating a wireless Network with two routers.

by Gotye_ldb / November 17, 2011 7:21 AM PST

I have a modem Router downstairs that has 2 computers and a printer connected via Ethernet and often a laptop connected wirelessly. I now have a computer, an Xbox and wii upstairs that I wish to connect wirelessly in a home network.

I have purchased a tp link TD-W8960N wireless modem router in order to set up a wireless network upstairs. ie. the downstairs network has the internet connected, the upstairs doesn't.

I am operating windows 7 on all computers but don't know how to set up a network effectively; I can't get the computers or the routers to recognize each other? Could someone point me in the right direction? It would be much appreciated.

Thom.

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Not all routers can do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 8:08 AM PST

I can't tell what setup you are attempting here. Try this on google if you want to add wifi to your existing LAN.

HOW TO USE A ROUTER AS A WAP.

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Is there a simple way?
by Gotye_ldb / November 18, 2011 4:45 PM PST

Thanks for the help but I'm looking to add a second wireless router to my home network. The first is downstairs, the second is upstairs.

I imagined it would be as simple as adding a wireless device to your network, or adding a computer via a wireless device to your network. But the general idea i get is that i have to configure IP addresses and get in contact with my ISP to get information of sorts.

Is there a simple way? Or have I made life difficult for myself by buying this router.

ps. It says on the box its an "ADSL modem, NAT router and wireless access point all in one..."

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What I did was
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2011 7:24 AM PST
In reply to: Is there a simple way?
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Almost!
by Gotye_ldb / November 20, 2011 1:39 PM PST
In reply to: What I did was

This is really helpful and I'll try and do it wirelessly.

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Possible but only if they have that feature.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2011 4:24 AM PST
In reply to: Almost!

Most of the time I find folk don't have routers with this feature which leads to questions on how to do it without that feature.
Bob

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