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Using a Router as an Access Point

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  1. Assign a static IP address for the 2nd router that is different from that of the first router but uses the same IP class and range. If the main router is on 192.168.0.1, put the second one on another 192.168.0.X address
  2. Optionally set the SSID and encryption keys to the same on both routers.
  3. Ignore the WAN port. The WAN port is not used.
  4. Turn OFF the DHCP server on the 2nd router.
  5. Connect a cable between one LAN port on the first router, to a LAN port on the 2nd router. You may need a crossover cable. Make sure the front panel light are correct for the ports when you plug in the cable.

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