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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2011-11-03, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Second router setup...


I have what may be a silly question, but new to this, I turn you, the experts, for guidance.

I have a bell two wire (G) router. If I were to connect a second wireless router to it (N router), would the new N router be limited to G speeds because it is connected via the Bell G router, or would it function as if it were on its own and provide the N speeds?

I hope my query is understood

Thanks very much for your time and effort.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2011-11-03, 04:17 PM
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Use the new router in access point (bridging) mode, as has been described in other threads. It's WiFi will be independent of the Bell router. You can also buy access points that plug into your existing network with same results.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2012-01-03, 05:17 PM
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In my experience, I think it is better to stop using the 2-Wire modem as a router, and instead have it operate in bridge mode as a modem only. If that is what JamesK is saying I agree with him, but what I think he is saying would give you a router behind a router. It would work but you would still be depending on the 2-wire for DHCP and DNS services. I have found that by separating the duties you get better performance.
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