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I have a huge house and the problem seems to be related to Wifi, we plan to install three diferent routers at different points in the house . My question is that we will be connecting wired from the source incoming the house, but we are concerned about the funnelling effect. In other words would the speed at the router be affected and if so , which would be the best way to handle this, Thank you
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by:John Hurst
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I don't think this is a Wi-Fi issue. What you propose (wired out to the wireless routers) should work fine.

If one or two users start to download big videos, it will affect the whole system but that is true even if wired.

Make sure the main wired router has sufficient internal throughput to handle the load. Disconnect all other equipment temporarily. Now hook up one computer wired to the main router. Run a speed test (speedtest.net) and test the speed. Be sure you are getting what the ISP advertises.
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by:Thomas Grassi
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Adding additional WiFi Router to your Home network.

1. Make sure you disable DHCP in the other WiFi Routers
2. Use Same SSID and passcode
3. Plug Lan wire from a Lan port on your First WiFi to the internet port of the second wifi router
4. do the same for the third wifi router.
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by:NARANTHIRAN
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Hi viankus,

               Why do you need three different WiFi routers? Whether you have three internet connections?
If you have one incoming internet connection,You can use WiFi repeaters to boost your signal strength  instead if WiFi Routers..

Go through the below link which will help to you..
http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/GetArticle.aspx?docid=d9a3b1b2039741948a2365b053a93ea8_3759.xml&pid=80&converted=0#c
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It is good to wire out to 3 different wifi access points (AP), but it is best to not use a router at each point, but just a bridge / access point.

If you use routers, then each AP will be a different IP network, so when you move around in the house your phone (laptop etc) will have to not only attached to another AP, but also change IP address.

You can instead use 3 bridging AP, and one central router that gives IP using DHCP.
I have found the Apple Airport Express to be great as bridging APs - so I recommend 3 of those.
There are also other vendors, like HP that makes decent bridging APs.
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