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Hello. I have linked a second router to the main one, wired to LAN port and from this second router i run another cable LAN-computer for computer internet acces and also im using this second router for wifi connection upstairs.

Issue is, from time to time, wifi connection simply drops. I can't reconnect. Main one works fine in the meantime. Second router LAN ip address is 192.168.1.2, while main one is 192.168.1.1. If i try to acces the configuration page of the second router when the issue occurs, it blanks, doesn't load. I have to unplug replug the power to the router for everything to work again.

I suspect a conflict between the two, any suggestion please?

MAIN config page:
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SECOND config page:
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Agent said he's using a 2nd router. He doesn't say that DHCP is disabled or that he's converted it to an access point. Connecting a 2nd router to a LAN port doesn't mean DHCP is disabled either. It's still running as a router.


The single SSID thing seems to get spread around on home user forums and I've never seen it used by anyone working in IT. It makes people think they've created some type of seamless network they can roam through, when in reality, it's not. By default, Wifi devices & computers don't work that way, they will try to hold on to the first network they've connected to as long as possible, and they are not going to seamlessly jump back and forth between 2 networks sharing the same name. There is always packet loss when switching between APs and It's a nightmare to troubleshoot.

Agent, if you've properly converted the 2nd router to an access point, plug a computer directly into a LAN port on the AP with an ethernet cable and try to access the login page. If you have the same problem, I'd replace the AP.
The computer i use is connected to the second router via LAN. When the issue occurs, i can read by router's led lights that everything is working, but i cannot accest the login page, nor connect to its wifi. Could it be current flow related? I suspect the charging adaptor going bad, but i'm not sure.
 
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