So we have a cable modem with 4 ports. 1 of the ports is attached via ethernet to an Airport Extreme router. Our devices in the house connect wireless.
So in our family room, we have a weak signal and my wife went to Micro Center and they suggested a D-Link Xtreme N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point. And they sold her a long ethernet to connect to our Airport Extreme router and run it in AP mode. Not exactly sure why not to run it in bridge mode and not use the cord. I was also wondering if it might be better to plug the ethernet into the second port of the cable modem instead of the router.
So today on my laptop it was running terrible and then it reported that 2 devices on the network were using the same IP. Which got me thinking, what device on my network is assigning IPs, or are 2 devices trying to do the job.
Any insight or suggestions to make our setup better would be greatly appreciated.