I have a main router, router A and a support router, router B. The path to fill the dead spot is as follows: Internets --> Modem --> router A WAN --> router A LAN --> powerline adapter A --> powerline adapter B --> router B LAN --> WiFi to dead spots.
I'm using a powerline adapter (http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-XAVB5101-Powerline-Nano500-Set/dp/B007ILFFS6/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1360454804&sr=1-4) to avoid having to run a long ethernet cable across the smaller office. It has been tested independently to work well.
I would like to have only one SSID and password for the entire place and only have to configure that at the main router. I experimented with turning router B into bridge mode but am looking for a better solution since that required me to have two independent network names and passwords.
router A ip: 192.168.11.1 router A subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 router B static ip: 192.168.11.2 (one after main router ip) router B subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 router B dhcp server disabled
do I need to configure SSID and WPA2 password to match router A settings? It makes sense to plug router A LAN to router B LAN right? After configuring router B with router A LAN going to its WAN?
I'm pretty new to all this networking stuff but am tech savvy in general so any actual theory or anything you can teach me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.