I have a tomato router upstairs (192.168.1.1 connected to modem for internet) and a dd-wrt router (192.168.1.2 connected to .1) downstairs. I have cat-5 running between the two routers. I would like my dd-wrt router to act like a switch (and accept more devices via ethernet) and also extend my wireless range. I am confused on the best way to do this. I don't think I want a bridge or an access point because the routers are connected via LAN, and all tutorials seem to be about extending wireless without a LAN connection. I also don't want 2 different SSIDs. I want 2 routers acting as a team on one network.
My current solution is just to have both routers using the same wireless settings (matching SSIDs) but I don't notice any wireless boost with this method.
Can anyone walk me through this setup?
Thanks a bunch