Quite some time ago, I decided to extend the signals of my WiFi set up to the rest of the house. To do so, I used an old Wifi I had lying around and connected the two with an ethernet cable which is about 40 to 50 meters long. I set up the second router to bridge mode and let it set itself up.
Now after a couple of months, I am a little frustrated that my internet connection keeps on dropping and I usually have to restart my bridged WiFi to get the internet to work again.
I have almost no experience in network management, what I suspect is some sort of conflict in my second WiFi. I have listed the things I have tried towards the end.
Here is my setup:
Main Router (ISP branded):
Secondary Router (Tenda N11)
Connection Type: DHCP
DNS Server: 192.168.1.1
Now when connected to the main router, we usually don't face any problems and get promised speeds of up to 50Mbps. However, On the secondary router, we do get speeds of between 40 and 50Mbps but after a certain amount of time connections drop completely, we usually require a manual restart of the router.
Looking around the internet, I came across various articles about how to bridge the network.
One recommended I change the IP of the second router to something similar to 192.168.1.15 however this created a conflict and the router changed the IP automatically.
Other articles recommended that I install DD-WRT however this is not available for my router.
Other things I have tried are to change the Wireless channel but that has not helped either.
As I mentioned earlier, I do not have a lot of experience in network related things, so if there is any additional information I need to provide, you can ask in the comments and I will update the post.