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Re: Adding a 2nd router
I hooked my NetGear (n) Router directly into my 2Wire UVerse and have them both running in Wireless Mode with different SSID's. I use the NetGear one for LAN file transfers since the transfer speed is quicker and the 2Wire for general internet surfing. I found not turning off DHCP on the NetGear was more beneficial because otherwise, isn't the only way to access the router settings is a direct connect to the NetGear router? I don't think I could use both routers in wireless mode with DHCP being off either.
I am curious what this means though: "but it isn't best practice and adds an additional layer of NAT for any device connected to the second access point."
Is this bad?
No not bad, I use to run the same setup. Guest use the 2Wire but all my devices are on the 2nd router.
It does add an additional NAT layer which usually does not matter, might affect VoIP or other services that have incoming traffic.
Every setup optimize certain things, find one that works for you (you just did) and keep it until you have a reason to change.