This article will discuss the steps on how you can add one or more router into a current network
Good day guys, this is Jonathan, I am here again to give you some information technology tips on how you can make your current network better. Today, I will discuss on how you can add one or more routers into your existing network wherein there is already an existing router being used for internet and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Whether you are reading this in your office or in your house, or in your cyber café you can use this article to exploit the capability of a router to bridge your network or just extend the range of your Wi-Fi range or just to expand your network a little bit.
So what are we waiting for? Let’s go… all you need is another router or two, a cable or two, so that you can physically connect your router into your current network. BUT, before you connect your router into your current network make sure to TURN-OFF its DHCP server.
So our FIRST STEP in doing this is to connect your router in any computer then turn-off its DHCP server settings so that your IP addresses on your current network will not mess up when you connect your second or third router on your current network. If you are done let’s go to our next step.
Our SECOND STEP is to change the IP address of the router you are going to add to the existing network. Let’s say we are adding a second router to the network, also let us assume that the IP address of your first router on the network is 192.168.0.1 then let’s give our second router a 192.168.0.2 IP address.
You need to make sure that the IP address of the first and second router is NOT IDENTICAL. After you have finished the first and second step you are now ready to connect the second router on your current network.
You’ll be amazed that it works just like a hub, or switch or bridge on your network.
NOW, assuming that you have connected your second router into your network it’s time to check if you are able to connect to it in a browser. If you are using 192.168.0.1 to connect to your first router then use 192.168.0.2 to also connect to your second router, again, you’ll be amazed on what you have done. Hehe.
TIP: Do not try to turn-on the DHCP server of the second router once it is connected on your network.
You can now also use the Wi-Fi of the second router to extend your Wi-Fi coverage.
TIP: If your first router’s Wi-Fi is already in use, do not make your second router’s Wi-Fi name IDENTICAL to the first router.
You can use the FIRST and SECOND step to add more routers on your network as you please. Just make sure that all the routers on your network do not have the same IP address.
That’s it guys. Enjoy.
One more thing, if you are going to use the second router as a Wi-Fi transmitter to extend your Wi-Fi range be sure to make its channel NOT IDENTICAL with your first router’s Wi-Fi. Because channel congestion makes a bad Wi-Fi connection.
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