Can I set up a second router?
Posted on 2006-04-26
I have 2 linksys routers, one is a new Wireless-G, it's got good enough range to cover the three rooms in my building that I need coverage in, but I was wondering if I could use my 2nd (older) router Wireless-B to improve the speed/connection of my network.
I have 3 rooms. Two downstairs and one upstairs that I mainly use. The two downstairs have desktops and the upstairs has a laptop (which I want to use a bit all over the place too)
Room #1 has two desktops which I plug into the Wireless-G router.
Room #2 has one desktop which I have to decide whether to try and set up with my old Wirless-B router or my Wireless-B USB receiver/transmitter.
Room #3 is upstairs and has a laptop with a built-in Wireless-G adapter.
The laptop currently has a wireless connection but the icon in the system tray / notification area says "Very Low" and only 24mbps instead of 54mbps. In reality my download speeds are about 25% of what they are on the desktops that are directly connected to the wireless-G router.
Would connecting the second (Wireless-B, not G) router help improve my signal, that would be connected to the desktop in Room #2 which is a little bit closer to the laptop in Room #3 than the current Router that is set up in Room #1, I don't want to move the Wireless-G router to room #2, because there is a lot of smoke and dust there and so I don't want to wreck it, whereas I don't care as much about the Wireless-B router, as it's old and just sitting around anyway.