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Wireless setup with TP-LINK TL-WDR3600

Ok. So my family has a big house and a lot of devices on the WiFi. The issue is me being very much a tech nerd, I also have a lot of stuff on the wifi. So it is very slow not to mention the signals bad (we also do not have working wired ethernet). So to fix this I have ordered the TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 and a PowerLine Ethernet adapter set. I want to know what is the best option, do I create an access point of the current router, or is there a way I can create my own little network with the router I'm ordering with a different passcode for just my devices? I would prefer tot have my own "network" if you will, with just my stuff and a different name & password. But what is the best way.

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"Best" is not possible.

In reply to: Wireless setup with TP-LINK TL-WDR3600

That would require a few hours of chatting about many topics.

As to your own network, since you share the internet connection I'm going with not a good idea. Complicates things and may have no payoff.

If your gear has 5GHz WiFi you could use that for your own WiFi system and put everyone else on 2.4GHz.

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In reply to: "Best" is not possible.

But I've been reading and isn't it possible to kinda create like an Access Point with a different SSID and Password and then have that wired back to the modem I have on the other side of the house. Wouldn't that in effect give me "my own network" if you will. If not could you point me in the right direction to figure this out. Because I don't really want to kick everyone off. And the router I am ordering for my personal use is dual band, so couldn't I just put the 2.5ghz and the 5ghz on a different channel from the original modem/router.

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Google this.

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"How to use a router as a WAP."

Bingo, your own 2.4 GHz hotspot.

OK, but how will you deal with the 802.11n single channel in the usual 40MHz OFDM?

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OK so now I have another problem. I have no clue what you mean by "OK, but how will you deal with the 802.11n single channel in the usual 40MHz OFDM?" So could you please explain.

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It's on the Wikipedia.

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Thank You

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Sorry, and thank you for the help. My last question is this. What would be the course of action now. I understand the article you posted and what you're saying, but what to do now?

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Disregard The Last One

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So first of please disregard that last one, as I had not done all my research. So the original gateway we have is an Arris NVG589. It say in the manual that "Mode - The pull-down menu allows you to select and lock the Gateway into the wireless transmission modeyou want: B/G/N, B-only, B/G, G-only, or N-only.For compatibility with clients using 802.11b (up to 11 Mbps transmission), 802.11g (up to 20+ Mbps), 802.11a (up to 54 Mbit/s using the 5 GHz band), or 802.11n (from 54 Mbit/s to 600 Mbit/s with the use of four spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz), select B/G/N. To limit your wireless LAN to one mode or the other, select G-only, N-only, or B-only, or some combination that applies to your setup."

So couldn't I just switch the Gateway to run in 802.11a or 802.11g then not worry?

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As I read the link on channels, "802.11a" while possible means that you may find common gear may not support that. Why not pull back from 40MHz OFDM to 20MHz? Then you have more than one 802.11n channel.

About the term gateway. confirms that term to be what I knew it as. I programmed routers years ago so if a product is named that, odd but sure.

At least you know the channel issue enough to change it if it creates issues. For me, I pull back to 802.11g since 54 megabit is usually higher than most internet connections.

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