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How to Connect Two Routers on One Home Network

kevin2430
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Registered: ‎14-12-2014

How to Connect Two Routers on One Home Network

Apologies if this has been posted before. I have a Plusnet wireless technicolor router in a home office (Main), the wifi is not good enough to use a Now TV box in the sitting room. I have a spare plusnet technicolor wireless router that I want to hard wire to the main router in the office, with the spare in the living room (Slave) . I hope that makes sense?
Can anyone please let me know :
Is it possible?
What settings need changing on the routers, I will call them Main and Slave.
Is there a print out or webpage with the info all together?
Many Thanks
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Re: How to Connect Two Routers on One Home Network

kevin2430
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Re: How to Connect Two Routers on One Home Network

npr
Thank you very much.
I have been looking at other sites, they talk about setting one router as a Bridge, changing port settings and lots of other
terms that I am not familiar with as I have never tried doing this before.
Even the plusnet virtual assistant got lost Smiley
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Re: How to Connect Two Routers on One Home Network

If by virtual assistant you mean the "electronic" Jess (as opposed to Jess who runs CRT) well she has problems finding her way through most things!
A suggestion - if you configure the wifi on both routers to use the same SSID and passphrase but put them on different channels, devices will roam freely and un-noticed from one AP to the other as you move around the home.