I have a router that spreads my internet signal using LAN and Wlan. I connected another wlan-router per LAN on the other side of my apartment. So 2 routers, connected by LAN-cable.
I configured the second router as access point and chose a unique WLAN-SSID. Was that clever? I read that the idea of an access point is, that the device of moving users always automatically allocates itself to the nearest spot. This is not possible if an access point doesn't share the same SSID, right? Or would 2 equal SSID's fight each other? Are there some other pitfalls like the channel they are using (wasn't able to configure that one)?
The cable that I plug into the second router gives me 200k+ mbit. If I plug it into the second router and use the WLAN network from it, I get like 40 mbit, while sitting directly next to it. Maybe the router is just weak, or something else is going on... But the router is clearly slowing down the signal tremendously. That's not just the usual Wlan issue (300mbit according to specification).
EDIT: Just checked the lan connection. Did a speedtest on my TV that is connected with router 2 by LAN. The speed is terrible: 20 mbit. The issue cannot be related to the wifi signal. I used this router as main router once, where I didn't had such problems. Could this be related to a badly programmed access point api?