I know very little about networking, and thought I can read up on some of the basics however it still doesn't solve what I need to or want to accomplish.
I have a CenturyLink router DSL modem ZyXEL PK5001Z Modem - these are the speeds: 15.870/0.892 Mbps.
I've purchased a second wireless router TP-Link TL-WDR4300 and what I want to do is create two separate wireless networks in order to use one for Direct TV/Netflix/gaming traffic and the other for portable clients use. I've read on some posts that this is possible and tried to set it up as follows.
The CenturyLink router has most of the default settings, its IP address set to 192.168.0.1/255.255.255.0 \, radio channel set to 1. The TP Link router has the DHCP turned off and set its IP address to 192.168.0.2/255.255.255.0, it has different SSID. It is connected to CenturyLink router via network cable - at the CerturyLink router in port #1, and at the TP Link's router in "internet" port. Radio channel on TP Link router is se to 11.
I can see both networks but the TP Link's has a limited access, meaning no internet connection. So this is a question no 1, how to correct it?
Question 2, there are two frequencies on the TP Link device, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, which one do I need? or how do I determine what frequencies the clients use?
What also doesn't make sense to me is that CenturyLink router isn't set to a static IP addressing. So what's going to happen is the CenturyLink router serves out an 192.168.0.2 IP address which is the same as the TP Link's address? Thanks in advance!