Connect 2 ROUTERS to the same Network  WiFi, PLC or Ethernet ▷ 2020

When we have a computer or a device on one side of the house different from the location of the router, the first thing that comes to mind is to change the position of them so that they are closer, since the connection gets slow, but in this tutorial We will teach you how to connect two routers by wifi, PLC or cable to the same network line.

It is not to scare you, but you should pay close attention to all the steps that we leave here since this process seems somewhat complicated and if you do not follow the steps well you can get confused and entangled. Here we will explain each step in the simplest way possible.

In this tutorial We will also show you what are the benefits of being able to connect two routers to the same network, Well, like everything, we will always want to know how it benefits us.

What is the use of connecting 2 routers to the same network line? Benefits

Many are the times that we have problems with the signal of our Wi-Fi network, so we need to be as close as possible to the device, since in this way we can maintain a better signal. Although if we told you that it is possible to extend that signal by connecting two routers to the same line, would you believe us?

Well, if you are one of those who must be seen to be believed, there is no problem since what you will see in this post today is totally safe, so if you are interested, pay close attention to what we tell you.

Connecting two routers to the same network has many benefits, but the most important is the extension of the signal, which is what we all look for, although, We tell you that this is not very simple but not difficult, situation so we suggest that you pay all possible attention to this tutorial.

What is needed to be able to connect 2 routers to the same internet line?

Perfect, if you’re still here it’s because you are really interested in knowing how to connect the two routers to the same network, but before continuing it is necessary that you know what we need to be able to do it.

Then we will leave a series of elements, not only to extend the network in question, but also so that we can have internet in both routers, the ones we need in this case are the following:

  • Router (one of them with an Internet connection).
  • An Ethernet cable (usually the yellow ones that come in the router box).

Well with these elements, we can do what we are looking to do, obviously and it is necessary that we configure a series of parameters to be able to establish the connection correctly, which we will explain below.

Methods to connect two routers via Wi-Fi, PLC or cable to the same network

In this section we will explain the necessary steps to be able to connect two routers, by wifi or PLC or although we need a cable connection to the same network, in order to improve our internet browsing experience.

Well, as we already mentioned, it is not easy but it is not difficult either, so pay attention to each step that we will leave below and if for some reason you get lost, we recommend that you read everything again until you locate the step you are missing.

*NoteIn case you wonder why it is possible, the fact is that the routers fulfill two functions; one to decipher the information received (modem) and the other to transform the information received and send it in a way that maintains effective communication.

By cable

Connecting both routers is the easiest step in the entire assembly process. To connect both routers in series we only need to insert the Ethernet cable in the LAN 1 slot yellow color of the router that has an internet connection.

If you have a cable connected move them to slot 2 or 3, then we introduce the other cable in the same slot 1 of the router to which we are going to supply internet.

We make sure that both routers are correctly connected and we turn on the second router and observe the lights that are on the front of the device. If we notice that the Wi-Fi LED is flashing yellow or similar, it is because we can now proceed to configure the two routers.

Configure router

This is the part of the entire assembly process that we consider to be a bit cumbersome, the configuration of the routers. As we can see, despite having connected to router two, we will still not be able to enjoy the internet service, although it will send its Wi-Fi signal without any problem (you can connect to the network with the password you have determined).

For the router, in addition to sending a network signal, it also opens the way to the internet connection, it is necessary that you follow these steps:

Router 1 configuration:

We must first configure router one since This is the one that will provide internet to the other router and to the rest of the connected devices. To do this we will access the router configuration by typing the IP address that is mostly found on the back of the router, or by typing 192.168.1.0 or 192.168.1.1 (This address is not always the same for everyone, so it is better to consult the router).

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At this point we will have to enter the username and password of the router, usually it is usually “admin” Y “user”, although it may vary depending on the router manufacturer.

After logging in with our credentials we will see a configuration panel full of options and parameters, which of so many options we will only look for is that of DHCP server which is housed in the advanced settings.

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When we enter advanced settings we see if the activation box is checked, If it is not checked, we will have to activate it to provide internet to router 2.

Router 2 configuration:

With the previous step we open the internet access door to be able to transmit the internet to router 2. But like the previous step, it is necessary to configure router 2, which in this step we must assign a static IP to the router 2 so that router 1 can manage internet to devices correctly.

We will have to enter the control panel to configure the IP, in this case we connect to router two with the key that we defined on some occasion also through the Ethernet cable, and we write the same address 192.168.1.0 or 192.168.1.1 on our computer (it may vary), already entered we look for the DHCP section which we will have to deactivate to assign an IP address manually.

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Then we make sure that DHCP server option is disabled, and we look for another section with the IP address name to provide the desired IP address, so we recommend that you write 192.168.1.1 or 192.186.1.2.

As time is different from the previous one since it can never be the same, that we must make sure that the IP enters within the same network, in other words that the last numbers are separated by dotsIf not, a good connection cannot be established. In this way we have already reached the goal, although if you don’t like it, we invite you to read the other connection method.

By PLC

To be able to connect by PLC we only need to have the PLC. This process is the same as the previous method. We will have to enter the router configuration, and then enable DHCP in one (router 1) and deactivate it in the other (router 2) so that it behaves like a signal amplifier. For this you must bear in mind that these do not have the same IP address.

We recommend that when you complete all the steps, within the same control panels of router one and two change the channels. Although if your router is one of the most current they will change the channel when they consider that the channel they are using is very collapsed, changing it to a freer channel so that it can give a better internet experience.

By WiFi

In this case, we are going to configure our routers to do a Wi-Fi configuration, but for this, at the beginning we must make a cable connection complying with all the steps of the first method, in such a way to avoid any errors that may arise. Already complying with this we proceed with the configuration for a wireless connection.

To continue, we first make sure that everything is working in order, and for this we do the following:

  • Turn off the two routers and the PC (it seems silly but sometimes it gives problems right after configuring).
  • We turn everything back on.
  • If the connection between the two routers is via wifi we let at least 1 minute pass after restarting everything To start the tests, since once the Wi-Fi link starts, it costs a little more to synchronize than if it is by cable.
  • We connect the PC to router1 and we ping the two routers. Then the same but connecting the PC to router2.

If no packet is lost, or the typical message of an inaccessible host or timed out appears, everything is correct and we can now start connecting devices to our network both by cable and by Wi-Fi.

Router 1 configuration:

We enter the configuration panel of router 1 again with all our credentials, we configure the LAN exactly the same as in the previous methods. We must also enable the “DHCP”, and we are located in the configuration of “Wireless”At the moment we will put it the same as always but we will determine the type of security and another channel.

Configure router 2:

We will also configure everything from the panel, we will “LAN” and then we disable the “DHCP”, The difference is in the Wireless configuration, because this time we want the link between the router to be made through Wi-Fi.

We have to make sure that the broadcast channel and the type of security are exactly the same, in our case we will place WPA2-PSK with AES encryption, this may probably be different due to the make or model of the router.

The SSID cannot be the same as placing us in router 1, since only one of the routers has WDS it would not work if we put the same, leaving something like this:

  • SSID: Floor_2.
  • Channel: 9 (the same as in router 1).
  • Authentication: WPA2-PSK.
  • Encryption: AES.

Configuration (2) of router 1:

We go back to router1 since we have to finish configuring the WDS link for our network to work. In the configuration and control panel under “Wireless” we modify everything as follows.

  • We activate the “WDS”.
  • We give to “SCAN” to find the wifi network of router2 and link it
  • Then we tell you the type of network security
  • And finally we put the password of the Planta_2 network.

Will my internet connection be faster connecting two routers to the same connection? Will I amplify my signal?

Complying with all the steps that are left in the previous section, we can use two routers without any problem, as long as the configuration that we have already determined is not modified.

If you wonder if the Internet connection will be much faster, theoretically it is a yes, since if the connection signal increases, the greater the frequency of sending and receiving data, which would positively affect the Internet connection.

This amplifies the signal and unlike a signal repeater with this mode we can use a faster wifi, since the signal repeater what it does is decrease 50% of the speed for the transfer of information.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will also be of great help to more members of the community. Thank you! 😉

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