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2 routers T Mobile Hot Spot

By skysaddle
Nov 27, 2007
  1. I'm trying to improve whole house phone reception for the recently purchased T Mobile Hot Spot service. I purchased a Linksys Router WRT54G-TM with the system and signal strength is weak where I most need it - my basement office.

    I would like to add the original, pre-T Mobile router into the network. It would be placed on my desk for ultimate signal strength. That router is a Bendix G Router F5D7230-4.

    My questions are this:

    1. Is this a viable idea - will it give me increased signal strength?
    2. If the answer to #1 is yes; how do I do it?
    3. If the answer to #1 is no; any other suggestions?

    Thanks - this is my first posting.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    wire the network:
    Code:
    modem--(wan)Router#1(lan)--wired.connection--(lan1)Router#2
    on router#1: enable DHCP, set your ssid=xyz, channel#1

    on router#2: disable DHCP, set the SAME ssid, channel#11

    you can wire any system to either router as well :)

    be SURE to you update the firmware of both routers AND update the drivers
    for all WiFi cards.
     
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