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Expanding wireless coverage: What are the differences between LAN to LAN and LAN to WAN when it comes to connecting two wireless routers?

I'm trying to link two wireless routers with an Ethernet cable in order to expand my wireless network. Both routers need to provide wired and wireless Internet access.I'd like to know the ...
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4answers
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Using two wireless NICs at the same time on Windows 10 desktop PC

I have read similar questions in the past (i.e. How do I use my dual band Wi-Fi card to connect to 5GHz and 2.4GHz simultaneously on Windows? and Connect multiple WiFi networks simultaneously), ...
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4answers
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Uploading kill internet connection

In my house I have 2 relevant computers, one wireless and one wired, connected to a wireless G router (Belkin G F5d7234-4 V5), which is connected to my internet modem. My internet is Insight BB 10.0 (...
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4answers
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Connecting A Router to Another Router (Now with Follow-Up Questions)

I would like to set up a home network with two routers in order to expand my coverage and also have an additional number of ethernet ports. For simplicity, I will refer to two routers as Router A and ...
14
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4answers
43k views

Asus RT-N66U Enable SSH Access

Is the option to enable ssh access to this router not available in the stock version of the firmware?I can only see "Enable Telnet" under Administration -> System.That's kind of lame. Telnet is ...
3
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1answer
4k views

How to create a private wireless network off of public wifi?

My question is somewhat similar to this one, but that was never answered. Mine is different enough that I believe it warrants a new question.I am an organizer for an event coming up and we have some ...
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1answer
906 views

Use DSL Modem/Wireless Router as a dumb wireless router

I have a DSL connection and my company gave me a wired DSL modem. Right now I don't have a wireless router, what I have is another DSL Modem (Actiontec GT701-WG) that has wireless functionality. I ...
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3answers
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Modem -> Firewall -> Switch -> Wireless?

I'm setting up a home network for the first time.The best solution for setup that I've come up with is to have 1 wireless router serve as the firewall between the modem and switch, and another serve ...
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6answers
134k views

Can I configure a TP-LINK TL-WR740N as a repeater?

My ISP provided me with a new modem that is already a router with WiFi and some ports.I would like to use my TP-LINK TL-WR740N as a wireless repeater, putting it in another room and connecting to my ...
4
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2answers
376 views

Extending WiFi range - what do I need and in what configuration?

The setup would be as the diagram below.The issue is that when in Room A, the WiFi signal from the router/modem in Room B is flaky, causing the devices in Room A to drop the connection all the time....
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2answers
2k views

Wireless Connection not maxed out but “slow”

I just got a 20MBit cable connection at home and tried to measure the bandwidth from this with my laptop. After a few tries (5), I could see I was getting 14/1 Mbps (down/up) speeds from speedtest.net...
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2answers
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Do cheap routers overload easily when there are many devices connected to it, and how do I fix it?

Here in the UK, everytime you sign up to an ISP they will provide you with a router to connect at home. These are usually cheap netgear home routers (the one I'm using is a DGN-1000SP) with a basic ...
0
votes
2answers
578 views

Wired router with wireless as internet source?

I have a number of servers in my room, and I'd like to have a high-speed wired LAN within the room between my servers and my desktop and laptop. My internet access is provided by a cable modem ...
0
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1answer
327 views

Will Powerline adapters help me to overcome gaming lag when other people are streaming video?

People in my household love watching Hulu and Amazon streaming video. The internet works if one person is watching but as soon as two do it goes to crap. Meanwhile, it shoots up my ping to 500 + as ...
0
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1answer
4k views

How to monitor traffic passing through my Wi-Fi access point

I know how to monitor the network interfaces on my local computer with Wireshark. But, how do I monitor the traffic flowing through my wireless access point from connected computers?It seems like ...

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