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    Is it possible to run two routers at once? SR101 + WRT54G

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      Is it possible to run two routers at once? SR101 + WRT54G

      I've recently got Sky Fibre Unlimited and the signal strength is pretty poor, as discovered by many others

      I've got an old Linksys WRT54G router laying around with DD-WRT firmware already on it, I was wondering if it was possible to run both routers side by side?


      For example, would it work if I connected the Linksys router to the second port on the BT modem?

      Would I need to configure something? or is this not possible at all?


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      Re: Is it possible to run two routers at once? SR101 + WRT54G

      That won't work.

      You have a choice of 3 ways to go instead:

      piggyback the WRT54G on to the Sky Hub SR101 - http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...-together.html
      set up the WRT54G to connect to the Sky Hub via it's WAN port - http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...nk-dir613.html
      extract the log in details from the Sky Hub SR101 and replace it with the WRT54G - http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/extra...hub-sr101.html & http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-b...king-fine.html

      Personally I would opt for the first option. By placing the Linksys WRT54G in the middle of a dead spot, you should be able to cover your home better. You may wish to consider getting a WiFi Extender instead though. The Linksys WRT54G is a WiFi g router. It's signal and connection speed is far less than the Sky Hub SR101.

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