How to Connect two Netgear Routers at the same time on a Home Network

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Have you set up your router but not receiving any live signals from it? Well, put the device out of the ground and avoid interference from walls and other home appliances. It may also concern you to know that most of the home computer networks consist and deal with one and only valuable router. Using the second router does not make any sense and if anyone actually wants an additional device, there could be a few possibilities:

  • To support all the wireless devices by the advancement of a wired network.
  • Extending the range of wireless networks to cover the entire dead spots.
  • Catch a wired device that is placed far away from the main Netgear Router.
  • To create an additional network within the range of home to get video streaming without any interference from other devices and signal breakage.

Connecting Two Netgear Routers to the Same Network

  1. The positioning of subsequent Router During the placement of your new router, you are supposed to do this in the notice of your Windows PC or any other wired device that can be used for primary configuration. Both the wired or wireless devices are best to be configured to the router with the help of an Ethernet cable. The new device can be moved later on its intended location later on.
  2. Connection of your second Device The new router must be connected to the existing one with an Ethernet cable if it does not have the wireless capability. Connect the first end of the cable to the WAN or Internet port and the other one to any free port of your existing router. After that, you need to grab your smart device (computer or a laptop), launch a web browser and type IP into the field of the address bar.
  3. IP configuration of a Router Most of the home network existing or new has its own default IP address depending upon the make and model number of the device. The default setting of the new device does not necessitate any change until it is to be configured. The login requires the IP address if your device (default) to configured as an access point.
  4. Make use of the second router as a Network switch The above-given procedure enables additional settings of the device in order to support a sub-network within the range of home and devices. These are helpful if you want to preserve a spare level of Internet access all over our devices. It also restricts the interference of neighboring home network. Similarly, the second router can be configured as an access point only if it is wireless. This device does not create a sub-network but on the other hand, it’s normally and easily gets connected with your existing as well as your smart devices too.
  5. Configuration of Second Router without any Support of Sub Network As a network switch or an access point, in case you want to configure your new router plug an Ethernet cable to any free port which should not be supposed to be uplink. No matter the uplink port of your device is free or occupied. Similarly, you are now tending to apply the same process on your existing router. But both the routers should be within the range of each other as well in the range of your other devices too. Make sure that your existing one should not be overheated and overloaded with large files and the antennas of both the devices should be in a proper vertical position. As soon as you found that your device is heating up or about to heat, turn them off immediately and don’t turn them on until they are cool. Also, set the DHCP address of the new router to fit inside the address range of your existing Netgear Router or any other router.