Question: How do I connect a second router to my main router?

A second router that doesnt have wireless capability must be connected to the first router with an Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the cable into the new routers uplink port (sometimes labeled WAN or Internet). Plug the other end into any free port on the first router other than its uplink port.

Can I use a Wi-Fi router as a wifi extender?

By turning an old router into a Wi-Fi extender, you can grab the Wi-Fi data signal out of thin air and retransmit it to other parts of the house. Its easy to reconfigure an old router into an extender so that the device grabs a strong Wi-Fi signal and sends out a fresh stream of data to previously unconnected areas.

Will adding a second router improve Wi-Fi?

Adding a second router will not be able to boost your internet speed. However, this setup can optimize your ISPs overall performance which means you might be able to reach the theorized speeds advertised by your ISP.

How do I use an old router to extend my WiFi range?

Configure your repeater routerConnect the ethernet cable to the router you want to use as your wi-fi booster and power it on. In the wireless repeater settings, change it from Access Point (AP) to the repeater option (for some routers you might have to create a wireless bridge).More items

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