Hi, I am looking to use a second router to increase the strength of my home network. I have BT Infinity broadband and when connected directly to my router I get 65Mbps+. When I use it wirelessly in the sitting room, I get about 40Mbps+. When I take it to my computer/office room upstairs, the signal drops to below 3Mbps.
My plan is as follows:
1. I have purchased a set of home plugs. I will plug one in beside my main router (downstairs) and have another plugged in upstairs in the office.
2. I will plug this 2nd home plug into a 2nd router (D-Link DSL-2640R). I will be using this 2nd router as a splitter of sorts, to plug 2 computers into with LAN cables.
3. I would also like to use this wirelessly for my iPad and games console, which are both mainly used upstairs.
Now that I've provided the background of my situation, the question I have is; do I need to change, or possibly turn off, the DNS settings in the 2nd router (D-Link)? If so, how?
My hope is that this 2nd router located upstairs will improve my wireless speeds. Ideally I would like to use my two computers wirelessly as well, but I know having a LAN connection is likely the best solution.
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