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Jedi Master
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If I take an older DSL modem/router (that I used for internet connection) and plug it into a Gigabit switch that my newer DSL modem/router is feeding, will I be able to use it for extending the wireless area of my setup?


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Generally the answer is yes, if.....

You must disable the DHCP server in the router you want to use as an access point. Then connect a LAN port on that router to your switch.

Depending on the make and model, there may be other setting changes required.

All the rules for securing wireless apply to the second router.

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Jedi Master
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The modem/router is a 2Wire model.

Are you saying that the second modem needs the DHCP turned off, not the main unit?

What if I just used the AirPort in the basement computer, extending Internet acces with that? I got a warning popup that doing so would change my network address.


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