Posted on 2015-02-23
I have a user who is setup with a TPLink router connected to a home wireless Broadband (no fiber or DSL in the area). This connection is taken from the roof (from the TP Link router) to a TP Link switch in one of their offices and is then cabled throughout the house to the kitchen, living room and all bedrooms. This users says the internet keeps dropping and she wants wireless throughout the house. A colleague of mine has suggested that we purchase a Linksys EA6200 Router with multiple switches that will be placed through the house as well as Cisco WAP 371 access points. My question is, I have asked him why we need another router (Linksys EA6200) as we already have the TP Link from the Wireless BB Provider. His response was he was going to put one of them in bridge mode. Can you please explain what the advantage is to do this and why he just doesn't replace the TP Link switch with Cisco for example and plug the TP Link Router from the roof directly into the Switch.