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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

2 routers to increase signal?


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Can I use two routers spread apart at a time connected to the same network that could boost the signal throughout my apartment?
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Fine if they are wireless-bridge mode routers.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_bridge

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Yes.
First is set up as base and the second extends

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This is the primary: Linksys EA2700 Network Manager N600 Smart WiFi Router Overview & User Reviews - Routers - CNET Reviews

This would be secondary: Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N broadband router Review - Routers - CNET Reviews

Both are Linksys. OK?
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TheEA2700 is not highly rated by users.

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Why not get a Airport Express from Apple to extend the range ?? I have 2 in my house as well as the Modem/Router because of double bricking between Kitchen, where the Router is and my Bedroom, and the bottom Lounge. . . . Work a treat they do.

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Airport Expresses can only extend networks from other Airport products unfortunately.

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Airport Expresses can only extend networks from other Airport products unfortunately.

Linksys WRT160N bridge/repeater info
Then why when i set them up through Airport Utility, that i have the option to either, set up as a 'New Network' or 'To extend a already setup Network' ??

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Which router? Which version of Airport Express?
I don't have the latest gen AE but I have the previous two and neither can extend a non-Apple Airport network

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I read the boosters don't always work so I bought an extended ethernet cable to centralize the signal's location.
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