The Goal: To be able to only turn on the WiFi only when we need it while having continuous access to internet via ethernet (hard-wired). I've found a Bluetooth controlled outlet that I can plug the WiFi router into. The idea is that we will be able to power the WiFi on and off from anywhere in the house.
The Problem: We can connect to the WiFi router, but the connection is impossibly slow.
Details: We have a router/modem supplied to us by our IP. It's an ActionTec V1000H. This is the device we want to have our hardwired ethernet connections to.
I have an old D-link router to use for WiFi. It is a DIR-615.
I have managed to select the D-link IP for DMZ hosting via the ActionTec router, but this doesn't seem to be enough on its own.
Question: What else do I have to do to make the WiFi connection work properly?
Update: It mostly works. Everything will be running as it should and then internet connectivity will drop to nothing, or almost nothing, for any device connected to the D-link. Anything connected to the ActionTec will continue to have internet access. Sometimes, if left for several more hours, internet will become accessible again through the D-link. I have DHCP and Firewall SPI disabled on the D-link. Using the ActionTec DHCP reservation, I have assigned the D-link an IP address that matches the one I have given it using it's own configuration.