Question Using an old router to connect a desktop?

Kingston73

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I have an ac86 as my main router. I want to connect a desktop but running Ethernet isn’t an option. I know I could buy several different things to connect wirelessly but I found my old asus n65u and wanted to know if I can use that and if so, how? If I can save myself money and use this old router I’ll be happy, but if it’s too complicated then I can just save some time and spend the money.

I am very new andinexperienced with networking so please try to use small words and easy directions.
 

Kingston73

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Follow up question- I was able to get the second router into repeater mode and it’s working. Assuming there are no wireless clients connected to the 2nd router (only the one desktop connection using Ethernet) will this cause any issues with the main router? Interference or anything related?
 

mxnerd

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Repeater mode will cut wireless bandwidth in half since it will rebroadcast wifi singal.

If media bridge mode is available, use that instead, which will not rebroadcast the wifi signal.
 

JackMDS

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will this cause any issues with the main router? Interference or anything related?
One of the most important variable of any Wireless use of transmitting signal (which most common users do not even know about) is SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal-to-noise_ratio

Totally clean signal would work better than signal that is few times stronger but loaded with a lot of noise.

So yes, keeping the Wireless output of a repeater On adds to the General Bad SNR.

Thus, if the unit can work in what is called Client Bridge Mode. I.e., connects via wireless to the main Wireless and let the Signal go through Ethernet to other Wire Networked computer/s, results in better connection and general Wireless with less noise.


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