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    can I use two routers

    This is a discussion on can I use two routers within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have recently subscribed to sky BB , but I have a problem in that I cannot get a strong ...

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      can I use two routers

      I have recently subscribed to sky BB, but I have a problem in that I cannot get a strong enough signal on the top floor of my house. I have a pC 'hard wired' to the router on the middle floor and it works fine. as I have a spare netgear router, can I hard wire the PC on the top floor to it rather than stretch an ethernet cable from middle to top floor. This would obviously mean tinkering with the new router settings. Does anyone know if this is possible and if so how do i set the router settings. I have tried a USB dongle but the signal is intermittent.


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      Re: can I use two routers

      Simple answer is no this cannot be done. For this to be done you need access points and not routers

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      Re: can I use two routers

      Thanks for the reply you've probably saved me hours of frustration. One more question though, if I switch off the router on the middle floor could I then use a router on the top floor as its unlikely we would need to use both at once.

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      Re: can I use two routers

      Quote Originally Posted by morgs478 View Post
      Thanks for the reply you've probably saved me hours of frustration. One more question though, if I switch off the router on the middle floor could I then use a router on the top floor as its unlikely we would need to use both at once.
      In theory it is possible, i see no reason why if one router was off why the other one would not work correctly, you might get better preformance off the one running on the master socket, then the one running on an extention

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      Re: can I use two routers

      Yes you can use two as long as they are not both turned on at the same time

     

     

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