Dual routers, one modem
Hello you fine community members! Looking for a little general knowledge. Is it possible to have two routers connected to one modem without conflict?
- ISP is Century Link DSL (not sure of modem and other router)
- One router is connected to the modem in the building managers office, the other router is connected to the modem, but on the other side of the building, but within the 250 feet cable limit, no switches.
- Proshop laptop is hardwired to the Nighthawk AC1750 router. One TV and two phones connected on NH wifi.
- NH router was setup as a standard router, but then I switched it to Access point mode yesterday.
I had set up the router a couple of weeks ago, seemed to be working fine, but then after a couple of days he said that the laptop would disconnect and reconnect often, every couple of minutes or less. He stated that he was streaming a live bowling event on his roku tv, but that didn't seem to be affected (not sure if the TV has a built in buffering set up even for live streaming) .
So this is my first time using two routers on the same modem. I did change the NH router to AP mode, which is something I never had done before either. He hasn't reached out to me yet to let me know if that fixed the issue, but I am wondering if that is something that I should have done in the first place or should the setup have worked just fine with both routers connected to the modem?
From what I can tell about the AP mode, it seems to turn the router into a switch with a wifi signal. Is that the basic difference between AP mode and normal mode?
Thank you in advance for helping me build some knowledge on these situations.
Re: Dual routers, one modem
> Is it possible to have two routers connected to one modem without
Sure, if done properly (with the routers configured properly).
> - ISP is Century Link DSL [...]
> [...] (not sure of modem and other router)
Find out. An accurate equipment inventory would be helpful.
> - One router is connected to the modem in the building managers
> office, the other router is connected to the modem, [...]
Without knowing what these devices are, this is nearly hopeless. I
might guess that CenturyLink would supply some kind of modem+router
combination unit. Do you want advice based on guesswork?
> - NH router was setup as a standard router, but then I switched it to
> Access point mode yesterday.
Might be wise, if it's connected to some router. And you connected
it to what, exactly, how, exactly? (Hint: If a device has multiple
Ethernet ports, then "connected to device" is not enough detail.)
> [...] Is that the basic difference between AP mode and normal mode?