I have two routers at home. One is standard router that is linked to my modem, the other is a WiFi router that also has additional ports. The WiFi router is connected to the first one. I have this setup for security reasons, as I was told that this would be more secure.
But sometimes when this WiFi router is connected, I lose the Internet connection (whether the connection to the modem fails or maybe somthing else goes wrong, at least the Internet connection doesn't work). After I power them both off for a minute or two and then power on again, then everything works.
Can this WiFi router be the reason for these failures?
PS: It is secured with WPA and I am not aware of anyone hacking my router(s) or network.
I have non-WiFi
D-Link DI-604 router and WiFi
Asus WL-530gV2. D-Link is connected to modem and Asus is connected to D-Link. I'm using the default firmware that came on the routers from the factory.
Today, when I powered on my PC, the connection was down again. At the moment I have disconnected the Asus (WiFi) router. So far so good.
PC is connected to router 1, not over WiFi since it is non-WiFi router. PC has IP 192.168.0.xxx and he receives it from router 1 and Android device after connection to WiFi router gets IP 192.168.1.xxx
Such scheme is better due to that all PCs at home connect to non-WiFi router and WiFi router is connected to non-WiFi router, so it mostly doesn't interact with home PCs.