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In this article, you will learn how to set up a secondary router, why you might need one, and more. Find them all below.
But first, let’s begin with what is a secondary router?
It is just another router that connects to your main router and is not the default router your ISP provides, but the one you arrange for yourself to enhance your internet connection.
A secondary router serves similar functions – it broadcasts the SSID (network) and you can connect to it. But to its advantages, you can also take your WiFi connection from one floor to the upper floors, or from one corner to the other and maintain a similar performance as on your main router. You can expand more options of ports to connect computers and also make use of the 5 GHz band on your certain devices for higher bandwidth performance.
There are many reasons you may need a second router connected to your main router. Mostly it has to do with the signal. Is your WiFi signal poor, or do you get low speed? Do you sit on the upper floor and want an optimum WiFi connection? These are some of the key scenarios where you may need a secondary router.
Another reason may be that if you have a spare router, a dated one and you want a convincing WiFi signal all across the house, you can just use one. It is a good substitute for a WiFi extender or repeater, or it might also replace a Mesh system. That may not sound too convincing, but for moderate internet users with a budget, a secondary router is a way to go. It is cheap and very convenient.
In essence, you would need a secondary router for the following reasons.:
After finding out what a secondary router is and its benefits, find out the steps to configure a second router.
Setting up a secondary router doesn’t require technical expertise. But you need a few skills to navigate through technical vocabulary and skills. But in all, it’s not a difficult process either. Anyone who has a habit of running into WiFi issues and solves them frequently will set up a secondary router without many hitches.
Check out: How to find the best routers for home Wifi?
With this, let’s get down to the steps:
You can also use a MAC filter to fortify your secondary WiFi connection for best performance. Limiting the number of devices to connect to your router is one key step to gaining optimal performance. Check out: How to improve internet speed in your home?
Do you have any queries regarding the secondary router setup? You can let us know in the comments below so that we can help you out.