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I have a Linksys router at my desktop for wifi, but want to route the wifi to a camper close to the house. Can I route the wifi to my Linksys smart router without hooking up any cables to my computer?

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You would need a repeater (either another router that supports a "Bridge" or "Repeater" function).

Basically, it would need to be close enough to Router1 to get signal and it would repeat the signal extending the range. If setup right, it would still use the same SSID as Router1 and password.

Whether or not your "linksys smart router" supports that depends on which model you have.

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And be aware that your effective bandwidth will be approximately halved! –  Rory Alsop Dec 4 '12 at 17:47
    
to my understanding the ip aress of the second rotor has to be in range of the first rotor? This is my first time doing this so it's very new to me. –  Nicole Dec 4 '12 at 17:47
    
I believe the same Sub-Net, yes. So most home routers by default are 192.168.1.x, where X is the identifier on the local level. So, router1 could be .1 and router2 .2 or whatever. –  nerdwaller Dec 4 '12 at 17:51
    
@Nicole If you've properly set up router2 as a bridge, you should not need to set the IP, as it will get assigned one from router1. –  ernie Dec 4 '12 at 17:53
    
my rotor is a Linksys smart wifi rotor N600 network manager EA 2700.. with a smart rotor will it cut the network in half still? or bandwidth I mean. –  Nicole Dec 4 '12 at 18:05

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