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I'm considering adding an access point to my network to help coverage behind my house since my router is located in the front. Can anyone help me with how best to do that and suggest hardware? The range doesn't need to be huge it just starts getting a little spotty when I step out on the back porch so I want to position something in the rear of the house.

 

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I'm considering adding an access point to my network to help coverage behind my house since my router is located in the front. Can anyone help me with how best to do that and suggest hardware? The range doesn't need to be huge it just starts getting a little spotty when I step out on the back porch so I want to position something in the rear of the house.

 

Best Regards,

I might be misunderstanding your question.

 

Are you talking about an range extended or actually adding another router in your set up with 5G if your using the duma as your primary as it's 2.4G

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I might be misunderstanding your question.

 

Are you talking about an range extended or actually adding another router in your set up with 5G if your using the duma as your primary as it's 2.4G

 

Range extension yes

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TP-Link Archer C7

 

That's a full router. Aren't there devices that just connect to the duma wirelessly and then broadcast their own signal to increase range? Am I thinking of a bridge?

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That's a full router. Aren't there devices that just connect to the duma wirelessly and then broadcast their own signal to increase range? Am I thinking of a bridge?

 

Those suck, so you use a full router and turn it into an access point.

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Agree with MoD if that's what your trying to do is extend your range then that's the route I'd take too.

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How easy is it to set up a 2nd router as an AP?

 

Pretty easy. Either it has an AP mode option to just click or simply following a guide that let's you set it up, that you can search per the type of router you have.

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How easy is it to set up a 2nd router as an AP?

 

Generally just involves turning off DHCP... setting a static IP address (192.168.1.2) and then connecting from LAN port on router 1 to LAN port on router 2.

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Hmm the wired connection might be an issue. I'm assuming I can have it connect wirelessly to the Duma? Any of the connections it serves latency isn't an issue the only thing I care about having superb connection quality is my xbox which is wired to the duma.

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