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  Reply # 420827 23-Dec-2010 08:58
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ShellNZ: OK.....I know yer not all gonna believe this but Im going to add another contraption to the works, hehe.

The Linksys WAG320N wireless is not working so well since it has been upstairs, hubby has to pretty much stand on one leg with his left arm in the air and hold the laptop with other hand to get a good signal. iPhone well and truly struggles as well.


Yes, welcome to wifi's over inflated claims to range and thruput there.



Decided to grab another router/switch to add to the mix so got the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND (300Mbps Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit router).

Fiddled around for a couple of hours but dont seem to be able to get it.

Will keep Linksys at 192.168.1.1 and unfort the TP-Link uses same default so have changed it to 192.168.2.1, well I think I have anyways as at one point I did get access to the config page and changed it in the LAN settings.

So I also turn off DHCP on the Linksys correct? And put the cable into a lan port instead of WAN so its effectively acting like a bridge to the TP-Link?

Cheers for any and all help again fellas :) Promise I wont bother you all again for the rest of the year!!!!


Keep DHCP on whatever device is connected to the ADSL, the secondary router is where you turn it off.

you want it in the same range as the other router so you can still access it. I usually start the assignments for things that I do manually at the top and work down, so 192.168.1.254. Not all routers will let you put a gateway in on the LAN, since they assume that they will be the gateway. No big deal if you dont, it just means that the router itself will not have internet, and it doesnt really need it anyway.

Turn off uPNP on the second (and any additional routers too), as otherwise it will be advertising itself on the network and preventing the real router doing portfowards etc.

Make sure you match encrption settings between routers too, particually the WPA mode (WPA/WPA2, TKIP etc)




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  Reply # 420849 23-Dec-2010 09:26
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Awesome, thanks so much guys, will give it a go soon!!!



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  Reply # 420910 23-Dec-2010 11:00
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Yayyy, got it, thanks again fellas :) xxxxx

I hope you all have a wonderful Xmas and AGAIN I truly appreciate all the help you guys have given me, especially those who took the time to come to my home and help me out.

Safe travels and joy to all xxx

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  Reply # 420993 23-Dec-2010 14:12
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ShellNZ: OK.....I know yer not all gonna believe this but Im going to add another contraption to the works, hehe.

The Linksys WAG320N wireless is not working so well since it has been upstairs, hubby has to pretty much stand on one leg with his left arm in the air and hold the laptop with other hand to get a good signal. iPhone well and truly struggles as well.

Decided to grab another router/switch to add to the mix so got the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND (300Mbps Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit router).

Fiddled around for a couple of hours but dont seem to be able to get it.

Will keep Linksys at 192.168.1.1 and unfort the TP-Link uses same default so have changed it to 192.168.2.1, well I think I have anyways as at one point I did get access to the config page and changed it in the LAN settings.

So I also turn off DHCP on the Linksys correct? And put the cable into a lan port instead of WAN so its effectively acting like a bridge to the TP-Link?

Cheers for any and all help again fellas :) Promise I wont bother you all again for the rest of the year!!!!


I would set the new TP-Link to 192.168.1.254 if its not already used, so it all stays on the same subnet. Turn off the dhcp on whichever router is NOT the modem, and connect the ethernet cable to one of its LAN ports to join both routers up. You might need a crossover cable if it doesnt work straight away. Once its working you will have both routers on the same LAN and can easily move the laptop around the house with the same IP address.




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  Reply # 421066 23-Dec-2010 17:55
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Hi Webwat, I mentioned that in an earlier post, many routers and some TPlink models are one that will not let you set an IP address of 254, 253 is the top, naturally 255 is also not allowed. I normally put it at 250

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  Reply # 421584 26-Dec-2010 02:08
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ah, didn't see that sorry. Well at least 250 or 253 are unlikely to be dynamically assigned either, so the important thing is to avoid IP conflicts while being on the same subnet.




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