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mr weather
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join:2002-02-27
Mississauga, ON
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Re: 2Wire Modem Low Signal Strength - Can I have 2nd Router??

If you're stuck having to use the existing 2-wire modem there are wifi extenders you can buy. I don't personally own one but I've read somewhat decent things about the Netgear WN3000RP which plugs into an outlet and would extend the Bell wifi.

The other (cheaper) way as mentioned above is to turn the Linksys into a wireless access point. I used an old WRT54G that way for a few years. The actual instructions may vary from model to model but it basically involves disabling DHCP in the router and assigning it an IP address within the address block of the existing Bell router. Connect the two devices LAN to LAN and you're golden. You'll have to search around for your instructions for your exact router model.
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