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how to bridge two wireless routers with ethernet. Answered

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I want to add a bridge or extend (not sure of the correct term) internet to my 1st floor. I dont want  the second router or extender to connect through wifi with the first or main router, can I connect the second router to the first with cat5? and how?

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Computothought
Computothought

6 years ago

Cat 45 cable from one of the data ports of the first router to the wan port of the second router. It may or may not need a crossover adapter. Then it depends on what IP scheme you want to use as to set the second router.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

6 years ago

Lots of instructions and videos on the net to do that. You just have to make sure your second router has the software capability to be configured as a bridge or "wireless extender" in order to configure a single home network. The new router would just act as a wireless access point to hand off everything back to the main router on the ethernet wire.

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ebaltierrez
ebaltierrez

Reply 6 years ago

WAP is the word I needed to find what I want to do. Thanks