I knew I'd miss something important on the first pass : ) It's LAN-to-LAN setup. After switching the port on the secondary router from WAN to LAN 1, everything seems to be working fine. jehill, thank you so very much for your invaluable contribution! __________________________ So the latest news is as follows: Went to the secondary router's settings, changed the SSID & password to match those on the gateway, disabled DHCP, saved... No Internet connection anywhere. Going back to my "two-network workaround". Please kindly advise if you know what I may have done wrong! Thx a million in advance.
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Correction: looks like jehill has a solution - I should have read the thread more carefully : ) If I understand correctly, I have to change the SSID and password on my secondary router to match those on my Comcast gateway. In this case, switching off DHCP will be necessary. I'm gonna try that right away. __________________________ Hi All, I was having the same issue. The signal from the gateway was too weak to browse the Internet in the bedrooms, not to mention streaming video. So I connected my old Netgear WNR1000 sitting in the middle of the apartment to the new Comcast's TC8305C with an Ethernet cable and set up an additional wireless network. So far it's been working fine, and I'm finally able to watch Netflix in my bedroom, which is really nice. Lately, I've been reading about the undesirable "double NAT" effect. Some suggest that turning off DHCP on the secondary router should solve the problem. I tried that, but in my case, it only disrupted the connection, so I had to reset the router to restore the functionality. So basically, all I did was: 1) pull an Ethernet cable from the gateway's Ethernet port 1 to the router's WAN port; 2) reset the router to factory defaults; 3) connect to the router's network from a computer (in my case, it was an unsecured wireless network called NETGEAR); 4) log in (routerlogin.com), change the SSID, and switch the security option from "none" to " WPA-PSK (TKIP) + WPA2-PSK (AES)" . The only downside so far is that if I need to print something from my bedroom computer, I first have to switch to the primary wireless network to match my wireless printer's settings. Of course, it would be nice to have all devices in the household connect to a single network, but I don't have the expertise required to turn the secondary router into a "range expander". If any of you guys can offer a solution simple enough for a dummy like myself, it will be greatly appreciated! Otherwise I guess I'll have to live with my "two-network workaround". Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!
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