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Old 27-03-2020, 04:49 PM   #1
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Help in Router Configuration

Hi,
Hope to get some help for the following:

My current setup (Viewed better on PC or desktop mode on phone)

Starhub ONT --> Dlink DIR-868L (A) --> Linksys EA8100 (B) --> Dlink DIR-868L (C)
............... |--> TV ...............|~~> Laptop .......... |--> PC2 ........
............... |--> Android Box ..... |~~> PC1 ............. |--> PC3 ........
.......................................|~~> Wifi 5GHz ....... |~~> Wifi 5GHz ..
.......................................|~~> Wifi 2.4GHz .......................

All "-->" connections are wired.
All "~~>" connections are wireless.

May I know which router configuration should be for Router (A), (B) and (C)?
Router (A) and (C) options:
1) Wireless Router
2) Wireless AP
3) Wireless Bridge
4) Wireless Repeater Extender

Router (B) options:
1) Automatic Configuration - DHCP
2) Static IP
3) PPPoE
4) PPTP
5) L2TP
6) Bridge Mode
7) Wireless Repeater
8) Wireless Bridge

Router (A) Should be Wireless Router, how about (B) and (C)?

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Old 27-03-2020, 05:46 PM   #2
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B and C should be AP
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Old 28-03-2020, 12:00 AM   #3
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Both B and C should be configured as Wireless AP

A def be Wireless Router UNLESS your starhub ONT have routing functions.
B and C should be Bridge Mode and Wireless AP respectively
I would also suggest for B and C to connect to A. Instead of A->B->C


Also, why do you need so many routers in cascade? Perhaps share your reasoning, house type and usage pattern so we can better help you.

IMO it's bad practice to cascade 2 routers together.
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Old 28-03-2020, 11:11 AM   #4
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Your drawing can only be viewed properly in PC or browser desktop mode (not in mobile mode - so, quite confusing )

Anyway, the 868L (A) is in the DB box ? Then you need to set it to switch mode (router mode but with DHCP/NAT/wireless off), fixed a static IP, then you can connect TV, android box and EA8100 to it.

EA8100 (B) is in living room ? Then you need to set it to wireless router mode (DHCP/NAT/wireless etc all must be on)

Lastly 868L (C) is in bedroom and connected to EA8100 (wired) ? Then you need to set it to AP mode.

But if you don't have DB box, then you should set your EA8100 as main router and connect the two 868L (set as AP) to it, as EA8100 is way better than 868L.
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Old 28-03-2020, 03:39 PM   #5
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Both B and C should be configured as Wireless AP

A def be Wireless Router UNLESS your starhub ONT have routing functions.
B and C should be Bridge Mode and Wireless AP respectively
I would also suggest for B and C to connect to A. Instead of A->B->C


Also, why do you need so many routers in cascade? Perhaps share your reasoning, house type and usage pattern so we can better help you.

IMO it's bad practice to cascade 2 routers together.
Thank you for your inputs.

Router (A) is in living room. And I want to have LAN for my TV and Android box. From living room got ethernet cable to my Router (B) which is in alley. Router (B) provides the Wifi coverage since it is center of the house. Router (B) got ethernet cable to Router (C) in my bedroom. This gives me LAN for my home PC and office PC. The WiFi from Router (C) is just optional..

Not sure how could I connect (B) and (C) to (A)
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Old 28-03-2020, 03:42 PM   #6
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Your drawing can only be viewed properly in PC or browser desktop mode (not in mobile mode - so, quite confusing )

Anyway, the 868L (A) is in the DB box ? Then you need to set it to switch mode (router mode but with DHCP/NAT/wireless off), fixed a static IP, then you can connect TV, android box and EA8100 to it.

EA8100 (B) is in living room ? Then you need to set it to wireless router mode (DHCP/NAT/wireless etc all must be on)

Lastly 868L (C) is in bedroom and connected to EA8100 (wired) ? Then you need to set it to AP mode.

But if you don't have DB box, then you should set your EA8100 as main router and connect the two 868L (set as AP) to it, as EA8100 is way better than 868L.
Thanks for the suggestion.
How will I connect Router (B) to Router (A) if I want to set both 868L to AP?

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