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2 WNDR3700 routers that I want to repeat

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I have two wireless routers that I want to set up
one to be my router and the other to bridge or repeat the signal back out

I want to have the fastest speed I can between the two of them

currently the setup is Modem--router  |   |   router--pc

I did have a wrt54g setup to repeat the signal and was hoping that getting a second WNDR3700 would make the signal faster

but I can't seem to get the settings to work properly
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Multiple wireless routers will need to be on different channels and you can only connect to one at a time. I use them to cover more area or to maintain a strong signal across an area. They do not add more speed.
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ok lets start simple what would I need to do to make it so the wireless signal is boosted (repeated) out

and also so the PC that is hardwired to the router gets the internet?
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Who is your ISP?
If it is cable
Shut down or unplug the modem, router and PC.
connect the modem to the router's WAN port
Connect the PC to one of the routers LAN ports.
Power up the modem - wait two minutes
Power up the router - wait two minutes
Power up the pc.
you should then be able to get to the internet from the PC and into the routers configuration to setup wireless.
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yep none of that is the problem its with the point to point bridging
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Do you have CAT5 running to the spot for the second wireless router?
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nope
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In that case I use a repeater (signal booster), not a second wireless router.
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well the router can act as a repeater

but I wanted to have access to the ports on the back also
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I called support and they walked me through all the steps
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