I have the following setup:
- 1 router w/ modem connected downstairs to the ISP, providing both cable and wi-fi internet to the downstairs.
- 1 router upstairs connected to the downstairs router providing cable and wi-fi to the upstairs. (DHCP disabled on this one)
Both connections have their own name (lets call them DownStairs and UpStairs). Everything works great as long as devices only ever connect to one of them. However, I have some devices which would be a lot more useful if they could connect to both networks.
I can switch which network my devices are connected to as long as I completely make them forget the other one (i.e: an device must unlearn UpStairs before it can connect DownStairs).
I'm wondering why this is a problem and all I can come up with is that somehow having different names (and passwords) for the UpStairs and DownStairs networks is a problem.
Ideally I should be able to smoothly connect to one or the other, even if I have to select them manually from the list.
Update: I've reconfigured the upstairs router so that it has the same SSID, security type and password as the downstairs router, following this tutorial http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/network-wifi/3494655/how-set-up-router-as-repeater/
However, the problem persists. Once I get downstairs my devices start trying to reconnect to wifi and are unable to.