Multiple routers and bandwidth

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jet8300, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. jet8300

    jet8300 Serious Server Member

    Okay, so I bought a Netgear WNR3500L to replace an older netgear router I was using as an AP that burned up. I decided to replace my WRT54G v2 with the new router located in my basement and use the older router as the second AP. The wireless from the WNR3500L is terrible in comparison to the older router. I was and still am very dissapointed.

    So what I decided to do was move things around in my house so that the old linksys is back in the basement where it was and the new router is upstairs. I'm using the WNR3500L for DHCP and QOS because it's so much faster. But because of the way I have all of my cabling run my system looks like this:

    Cable Modem --> WNR3500L ---> only WRT54Gv2 ---> 2 Pcs + 2 xboxes

    Now my question is if this is a bad idea as far as bandwidth is concerned? Because I'm only using the one port on the WNR3500L and splitting that 4 ways, isn't that slower than using the 4 ports straight from the router?

    I can't think of a better way to run the wires, and I would really like to use the new router as the main router, but is this a silly notion if I don't want to re-run all of my ethernet wires? The main router is in my living room and I don't want to run 4 long ethernet cables through the floor into the living room.


  2. jet8300

    jet8300 Serious Server Member

    While I appreciate your input, that doesn't really answer any of my questions.
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