Setting up a secondary router (a slave router of sorts)... how?
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.
Welcome to the OpenDNS community support forums. Could you please clarify if you are asking for support with OpenDNS, because it has been our experience that BT Home users cannot use our service due to the ISP's restrictions?
Just a friendly note, we can only provide support for OpenDNS services and features, you may need to try a different site for assistance with your network set up. There is also the BTCare Community Forums at http://community.bt.com.
Please let us know if you have any other questions, and we'll be more than happy to help you.
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