on 19-12-2018 05:46 PM
I don’t know if anyone can help - I’m trying to set up a second router in part of my house which has weak WiFi due to distance from my master router. I’ve looked at a number of instructions online, but still can’t get it to work! The details are as follows:
Master router - TalkTalk WiFi Hub FAST 5364
Slave router - TalkTalk Huawei HG633
I have connected the two routers via Cat 5 cable/sockets/leads and plugged the leads into the first LAN port of each router. I have disabled DHCP on the slave router, and made sure the DHCP on the master router is enabled. I have given the slave router a different IP address and made the SSID and passkey the same on both routers.
All’s fine until I plug in the slave router, and that stops the internet working altogether.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
on 20-12-2018 08:39 AM
I've 2 routers currently. I did have the HG633 and now have the WiFi hub downstairs and a TP Link Router upstairs, linked via ethernet cable.
Made no changes to the wifi hub, and only changes I've made to the router upstairs are to change the DHCP Range to 192.168.10.x
on 20-12-2018 08:24 AM
on 19-12-2018 08:05 PM
Thank you for your reply. IP addresses as follows:
Not sure what you mean by the network. They’re connected with a Cat 5 cable and I’ve made the SSIDs the same on both routers.
TalkTalk tech advice have come back saying it’s impossible, but I don’t believe this. They say “the system detects that both routers are primary routers and gets confused where to allocate the IP address”.
on 19-12-2018 06:58 PM
This should be easy as the HG633 does not even need to be put into Bridge mode, unlike most routers. What IP address have you given the HG633, is it on the same network as the Wi-Fi Hub?