Question Secondary Router for a second WiFi network

spurfilm

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I have an existing wifi network on a primary router
I want to connect my RT-AC86U to the existing wifi network (not by cable), but I want the RT-AC86U to become a secondary router (not extender or repeater) and use it create a secondary wifi network through the primary. So the two networks are independent with different SSIDs and wifi passwords.

Is this possible, and if so how do I proceed?

Normally, if connecting by ethernet cable, I would just change the IP 3rd octet from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1 and disable DHCP, but I don't see how to make this work through a wifi connection. What are the correct settings for this RT-AC86U router? Or any router, to make this work?

Any ideas?
Thanks.
 

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spurfilm

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Your RT-AC86U router doesn't do what you want.

So you need:
1. Travel routers
2. WISP routers or routers that has WISP mode. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=WISP+ROUTER&crid=2ZY4OW98JP4NC&sprefix=wisp+router
3. Extenders that lets you create its own SSID and IP range.
OK, thanks for the tips. Great.
 

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