Question on routing

By Deland01
Feb 26, 2009
  1. I have a PC in my bedroom which is connected to a Belkin wireless router. Also attached to the router is a DSL modem which supplies the internet.

    I want to set another router up down stairs so I can plug my Xbox 360 & a second Pc in. I’ve tried wireless but the signal is too weak for streaming videos.

    Could I just plug another Belkin router into the one upstairs to link it all together or will I have to re-configure the routers in any way?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,169   +987

    look for an Access Point or a MIMO Class Router to increase signal.
    If you get an device with 11n support, make sure it also supports 11g and then
    setup to force G-ONLY mode.

    Lot's of issues with 11n devices.
  3. Deland01

    Deland01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So are you saying stick with a wireless conection netween routers?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,169   +987

    it should be wired
    modem---router#1 ---New A/P ..... wireless...Upstairs
                +--- existing wired or wireless
    Locate the New A/P as far away from router#1 and as close to the upstairs location as possible.
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