Best way to configure two wireless routers on a single Internet connection for best throughput?
Posted on 2014-09-22
I have a client with 2 Netgear routers, model WNDR3700-100NAS
They are giving a training course in an auditorium in a couple of days with an Internet connection 40mbps down, 10mbps up.
The course trains the students how to use an iPad app, and this app gets data (typically map data) from a web site hosted elsewhere. There will be 30 to 35 students on wifi during the course.
I currently have the configuration as: both routers have dual band wifi enabled (so 4 SSIDs total). Router 1 WAN is connected to the cable modem. Router 2 is DHCP off, one of its LAN ports connected to a LAN port on router 1. Thus router 2 is configured only as a wireless access point, connected back to a LAN port on router 1.
The intent is to spread the use of the SSIDs evenly among the students.
Is this the best way to make sure everyone gets a solid connection to the Internet for the 2 hour course?