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    3 Star Lounger
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    Multiple LinkSys Wireless Routers

    Hi Folks,

    I currently have a Linksys wireless router connected to a LS cable modem for my home setup. The router is located in an office on the lower level of the home. Wireless reception is poor to non-existant in various areas of the upper level. I have an opportunity to pick up another LS wireless router for cheap. Can I simply put the second router somewhere on the upper level and use it as a relay? Will it pick up the wireless signals and pass them on or would it need to be connected by a hardline?

    TIA, Douglas

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    Re: Multiple LinkSys Wireless Routers

    If I understand the technology correctly, yes, you could do this wirelessly. My only concern is that if you're having problems already receiving the signal, I don't know if it will improve by doing this. I personally, would hardwire the second WAP on the second floor, directly to the source.

    Maybe someone else has another suggestion?
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Multiple LinkSys Wireless Routers

    I'd second Chris's notion if performance is erratic. And, as with all wireless innovations, data that is floating through the air is always going to be a lot less secure than that which traverses a wire. Just my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>.
    -Mark

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