How can I add a 2nd wireless router to a single network

Is it possible to have two wireless routers on our single network?  If yes, then how?

J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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nativevlanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Disable DHCP on the second router, assign it an IP address that is out side of the DHCP scope on the first router. Plug one of the LAN ports on the second router into the first router, this makes the wireless "router" just an access point. You access the access point the same way that you would any other.
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MisbahCommented:
yes, it is possible,
read this page to know how :
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/routers/f/two_routers.htm
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
@nativevlan, I need to locate this seconf router in a different part of the building, so I can't plug it in to the first one.
@Dr-Hussain, I'll read it now.
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nativevlanCommented:
What exactly are you trying to accomplish?
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
we have multiple users with laptops that need wireless at the same time.  However our Linksys signal doesn't reach all arears so we have to move it.  I want multiple users in multiple locations of the building to be able to work at the same time.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
@Dr-Hussain.  The articel was for a home network.  Ours is Active Directory, Domain.  Does that matter?
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nativevlanCommented:
If you can run cable purchase an access point, if you can't run cable you will have to use wireless repeaters.
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tsaicoCommented:
You will also want to give them the same SSID and password so if you want to roam from one signal to the next you won't get dropped.  As for making sure the AD works correctly, the main thing you want to do is make sure the DNS is the internal DNS, otherwise you will need to make an manual entry in the IP settings, which is a pain.  Not to mention will "break" the wireless anywhere else you go.

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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
So if we have a basic Linksys home style router, do we add an Access Point to it?
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nativevlanCommented:
Plug the access point into a LAN port on the router.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I think you missed the post that I need this Access Point in another location of the building.  Can that be done.
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inbox788Connect With a Mentor Commented:
IMO, these are your best bets in order:

1) Have you maxed out your current options? Better positioning? Using N-router/cards? Max out power? Add antennas? Upgrade router? (example: http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-Technology-AirStation-Gigabit-Wireless/dp/B005CSOE1G)

2) RUN WIRE!!! Hookup an access point directly to your router.

3) use power line extenders like these to hook up your router.

4) if all else fails, you might try wireless extenders, but these will give you the most headaches and poorest performance (http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Universal-Range-Extender-WN2000RPT/dp/B003VWZE7S)
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inbox788Commented:
BTW, you haven't given any physical measurements and descriptions to help us help you. Ideally, a floorplan with measurements and walls makeup (hollow vs concrete, etc.) would be needed to figure your your problem(s).

Here's a ton of good information: http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi

Pay particular attention to the Attenuation section. Generally, there's a 2 wall rule, so keep that in mind.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
@inbox788.  Thanks for the info.  I have some MAJOR problems at work.  Please accept my apologies.  I will get bak to this, I promise.  
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I hired a company to set this up and they did exactly what the two posts suggested,  Wired to router and power extenders.

Thanks
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