Is it Possible to Setup 2 Routers on the Same Network? 

Yes, you can connect two routers on the same network. If you are having a large home and you are facing signal issues in some area then you can connect another router as it will improve the performance of the network.

Steps to set up the second router using Ethernet

  1. Connecting primary router
  • The first thing you need to do is to perform the initial setup on the primary router. Connect your router to the modem by using an Ethernet cable.
  •  After connecting to the modem, connect the router to the computer by using another Ethernet cable. 
  1. Primary router login
  • The primary router will be responsible for the Internet connection via modem so it should be set up as it is the only router. 
  • Now, you need to access the router’s network interface which can be done by entering the router’s IP address into the web browser’s address bar which you are using. 
  • If you haven’t changed the default settings then you can enter the default username and password to log in. 
  • If you have changed the previously settings then you need to enter that username and password for login. 
  1. Altering the DHCP settings 
  • LAN to LAN

If you are setting up a LAN to the LAN network, then there’s is no need to change the DHCP settings. They can be left as the default settings. 

  • LAN to WAN

To establish a LAN to WAN network you need to set the DHCP. The DHCP is responsible for providing the addresses between the different IP addresses. 

  • Now what you need to do is to log out from the router after saving the changes that you have made. Disconnect your computer as well from the router. 
  1. Second router configuration 
  • Configuration of the second router can be done by connecting and login into the router as you did in the above steps for the first router. Now you need to set the IP address of the router by yourself. 
  • Setting up an IP address depends upon the network you are going to use. The network can be LAN to LAN or it can LAN to WAN network. 
  • For setting up a LAN to LAN network. For connecting the second router with the first router, you need to change the IP address of the second router and it should match with the first router but you need to increase the IP address of the second router by 1.
  • For example, the IP address of the first router is 192.168.1.1. Then you need to change the IP address of the second router which should be 192.168.2.1.
  • LAN to WAN

for setting up a network from LAN to WAN you need to change the IP address to 192.168.1.51. This IP address is out of the DHCP range which we set up on the primary router. 

  1. Positioning the router
  • Once you are done with the configuration, make sure to save the changes. 
  • Then disconnect all your devices from the router and place the routers where you want to place them. 
  • Connect both the routers together with an Ethernet cable. 
  1. Connecting the routers 
  • You need to connect both the routers together and it doesn’t matter what network you using you need to connect both the routers together first. The port will differ depending upon the network. 
  • For LAN to LAN 

Now you have to connect both the routers together by using an Ethernet cable. Connect the one end of the cable into the LAN ports available on the primary router and the other end of the cable into the LAN port of the secondary router. 

  • For LAN to WAN 

Try connecting both the routers together and for establishing LAN to WAN network. You need to connect the one end of the Ethernet cable to the LAN port available on the backside of the primary router and the other end of the cable to the WAN port available on the backside of the secondary router. 

How do i Setup 2 Routers on the Same Network

 Connecting secondary router wirelessly 

  1. Check for the compatibility 
  • check whether your router is compatible with building a wireless network or not. If your router is compatible then follow the following steps. 
  1. Connecting primary router
  • The first thing you need to do is to perform the initial setup on the primary router. Connect your router to the modem by using an Ethernet cable.
  •  After connecting to the modem, connect the router to the computer by using another Ethernet cable. 
  1. Primary router login
  • The primary router will be responsible for the Internet connection via modem so it should be set up as it is the only router. 
  • Now, you need to access the router’s network interface which can be done by entering the router’s IP address into the web browser’s address bar which you are using. 
  • If you haven’t changed the default settings then you can enter the default username and password to log in. 
  • If you have changed the previously settings then you need to enter that username and password for login. 
  1. Bridge mode 
  • you can find the “wireless mode” within the setup page. From there you need to select the “bridge mode” or you will find the “Repeater Mode” as per the model number of your router. 
  • If you don’t find bridge mode option then your router is not compatible to support the wireless option 
  1. Setting up of secondary router’s IP address 
  • You must set up the IP address of the secondary router within the DHCP range of the primary router. 
  • For example, the IP address of the primary router has a DHCP range of 192.168.1.2 or 192.168.1.50. Then you need to set the IP address of the secondary router within this range. 
  1. Naming the secondary router
  • It will be easy for you to connect the wifi devices to any of the router if you give a unique name to both the routers.
  1. Placing the secondary router
  • Place the secondary router in that area of your home where you find signal issues.

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