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Using 2 routers with Virgin Media Connection


matt43

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Hi, Over the last few days, we have been having some problems with our wireless connectivity around the house.

We have a Virgin Media Superhub which is connected to our wireless router.

Would I be able to connect another wireless router to the superhub in addition to the first one with a different network name to see if this solves our connection problems? Then the computers can connect to the router that has the best signal.

Could I just plug the second router into one of the other spare ethernet ports on the superhub and run both routers?

I've read other posts that say you need to disable the DHCP server on the second router to avoid conflicts.

I've also read somewhere that I could connect the second router to a spare port on the first one to extend it?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Chronos the 2nd

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You might get better help here. Virgin.

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onthelimit1

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You could just use a wireless extender

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Jock1e

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As far as I know you have to switch the wireless off on the superhub and just use it as a modem if you want to run another router from it.

Whether you could run 2 routers off the superhub is doubtful.

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Jock1e

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[We have a Virgin Media Superhub which is connected to our wireless router.]

Normally you would have the Superhub as first connection then add your router that is the way it is normally done.

If a poor connection have you tried changing the channel on the Superhub and have you checked your download speeds.

Now I have a cable connection so do not know if that makes a difference.

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matt43

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Thanks for your replies.

@Jock1e The Superhub is currently set as modem only.

When we got the Superhub we decided to keep the existing wireless router as everything was already set up to use that.

Now that we're having wireless problems though, it might be that the wireless on the old router is not working as it should. So what I'm hoping to do is add another wireless router to take over.

If I plugged the new router into a spare socket on the old one, would that work?

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Jock1e

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matt43

Not sure but I believe only one socket works when you use the superhub as a modem.

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matt43

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Hi Jock1e, I think you're right about it only allowing 1 router.

I'm now looking at the option of adding the netgear router as a wireless access point. If there is a problem with the wireless signal from the old router, the access point should take over the wireless part of the routing.

I've followed this guide: http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/965 to set up the netgear router and plugged it into the old router.

I can connect to both routers and get to their settings pages etc so things are partly working but the netgear one doesn't seem to be getting the internet passed through from the main router.

Not sure how to make that work.

Any ideas?

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Jock1e

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matt43

Sorry not got a clue.No doubt someone will be able to give you the information that you need but this being a Bank Holiday it will probably be quiet on here,it usually is at weekends.

Did you try the Virginmedia Forum they are usually very helpful on there.

Not sure why they call it a superhub it is not that good.

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