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Two routers, one household

Hey guys, I'm new here and my name is Phil.
I was wondering if you could possibly help me find a solution.

So, here's the problem:
I live in a two story house, and my bedroom is on the second floor. But, the router for the internet is located on the first floor and on the opposite side of the house. Therefore giving me a really poor internet connection. I was wondering if there was some way that I could possibly connect a second router (wirelessly, of course) to my room to be able to have a stronger connection. Any help into this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I already searched the forum for a solution, but came up empty handed. (I might have missed something, so if another topic has been posted, I would greatly desire the link to it.)
Thank you so much for your time, and I'm hoping for a speedy reply!


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Two routers, one household

google search for "wireless range extender" there are many different types and price points, but the ones that I prefer are along the lines of the Linksys WRE54G. Follow the setup wizard and you should have no problems getting it to connect to your existing router. you will have to experiment a bit for the best location. Ideally, it would be about half way between your bedroom and the router on the first floor.

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