Can you have two wifi routers in one house

Yes. You can have two wifi routers in one house. There could be instances where there are two ISP providers in one house. In this scenario, you would need to have two wifi routers in your house.

The steps to install two wifi routers in a house is explained below.

Step 1

1. Purchase two Wifi routers based on the requirement. The routers can be purchased here – Check out wireless routers

Step 2

2. Connect router 1 to ISP 1 and connect router 2 to ISP 2. Configure the interface of the routers which is connected to the ISP with the parameters provided by the ISP. This is used to setup the public IP address on the respective interfaces.

Step 3

Configure the LAN interface of the router 1 with IP address 192.168.1.1 and the LAN interface of router 2 with the IP address 192.168.2.1.

You can observe that both the IP addresses belong to two different network address. This is required since the routers are on two different networks.

Step 4

Configure the DHCP server on the routers. The DHCP server is a service which would allocate IP address to users on the network automatically. The DHCP server on router 1 should be configured to provide IP addresses in the range 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.100 and the DHCP server on router 2 should be configured to provide IP addresses in the range
192.168.2.2-192.168.2.100.

This would ensure that the users on the respective networks would recieve IP addresses from two different networks respectively.

Step 5

Configure the SSID for router 1 and router 2. The SSID name should be different. This would help the users to connect to the correct router or ISP.

The above steps would ensure that two wifi routers are setup in the house.

FAQ

Can the two Wifi routers have the same SSID name

No. The routers should have different SSID. This would help the users to understand which router they are connecting to.

What would happen if the same network address is used for both the routers.

This can create IP conflict issues and disruption in the communication. It is recommended that you setup two unique network addresses for both the routers.

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