I am attempting to get the following network to work:
BT Homehub (primary router, upstairs) <--- powerline (TP Link AV1200) -- -- powerline (TP Link AV1200) --> Sky SR102 (secondary router, DHCP off - downstairs)
I want the Sky router to broadcast wifi signal downstairs as a sort of "repeater." I have followed these steps:
Change Sky IP to 192.168.8.10 (https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/second-router)
Switch DHCP off
Connect Sky router to powerline downstairs via Ethernet
The SSIDs for both networks are not the same.The primary router's range is 192.168.1.X
Problem: Although the network connects and all powerline adapter lights are green, I am experiencing frequent drops in connection downstairs to the point where I either have to reconnect to the Sky's network or select primary router's network to connect. Speedtest shows the same connection speed as before. Changing the channels (6 and 11, 7 and 11, 11 and 11 - 1 is too crowded in my vicinity) didn't help at all. I have tried to set a constant ping to the primary router (read somewhere it could help with the drops) but it didn't change anything either. I am also unable to reach the secondary router either by its new IP or factory IP address so I can't change its settings at all. Also not all of my devices will connect to the secondary router network.
Any ideas??? It feels like the two networks are cancelling each other out, but I don't understand why, I have tried to google the issue but came up emptyhanded.
EDIT: The default IP range of the primary router is 192.168.1.64 - 192.168.1.253